The Girl on the Train

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

4/5 stars

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I was excited to read this book because first, the title. I’m a girl on the train most days and I thought it’d be ironic if I read it while I was on the train. Too bad I read the e-book version and not the physical copy 😛 I was also excited to read this book because of the synopsis.

I love books/movies in the “thriller” category. I normally get super invested into the characters/storylines of books/movies in this category. That’s exactly what happened with this book.

Rachel takes the train every day. Having done that before, I understood a bit of what went through her head as she sat on the train and gazed out the window. Sometimes you’ll see just a blur of trees, but other times you’ll see the “norm.” You’ll see the same signs, buildings, vehicles, objects, and even people.

Rachel enjoyed watching Jess and Jason, she coined them, when she was passing by their house on the train. Until one day, everything changed.

When you’re on the train, often times you get lost in your thoughts. Rachel got so lost in making up the story of Jess and Jason, that she was dragged into their reality.

The next thing she knows, she’s in too deep in their lives, because their lives tie into her own.

Rachel struggles with her own life and trying to handle her past and present, not really thinking about her future. But then Jess and Jason come in the picture and she finds a present and future to live for.

She invests so much of her time in Jess and Jason’s life, that she creates this strong connection that she never really intended to make.

Rachel’s past is digging at her, just sitting heavily on her shoulders every day. She has to figure out how to deal with her past and not let it ruin her present, or even future.

Will Rachel solve this mystery? Will Rachel’s past overcome her and harm her? Will she be safe? Will she be the hero? I won’t tell you. You’ll just have to read this book yourself.

It’s one of those books where the chapters switch from character to character. You get a taste of Rachel’s point of view, as well as Megan’s and Anna’s. Sometimes I wish there were chapters for Scott, Tom, and Kamal. But, oh well.

I’d recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller/mystery. This book is a bit odd, so please stick with it. You won’t want to put it down at times.

Read it and let me know what you think!

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