The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An instant classic, The Girl on the Train is delicious from start to finish. With multiple narrators involved in the same crime, readers are sure to enjoy the twists and turns of reliability and complete dysfuntion that each voice brings to the tale. Each voice is female, and each suspect is male so I imagine that this will have wide appeal to women but nonetheless no one ends up looking heroic by the end.

I am sure to recommend this to the secondary students in my library as a good read. For style, author Paula Hawkins has taken a classic creative writing exercise of writing the same event in multiple perspectives and given it new life by extending it to a full novel. There are lots of sordid adult habits involving sloth, lechery and overindulgence, but nothing that an open-minded teenager couldn’t handle.

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