Hey there! In this post, you will read about The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, reviews, ratings, and quotes. I’ve recently finished The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and reviewed it on my Instagram page. As usual, I had a lot to say, but Instagram Captions are limited hence, I am here.
Paula Hawkins is a Zimbabwe-born British author, best known for her best-selling psychological thriller novel The Girl on the Train, which deals with themes of domestic violence, alcohol, and drug abuse. The novel was adapted into a film starring Emily Blunt in 2016.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins. A psychological thriller, gripping, novel. The book narrates three different women about relationship troubles and binge drinking. Rachel, Anna, and Megan.
This novel revolves mostly around Rachel and her ex-husband Tom. Rachel is mentally disabled although not seemingly, but she does suffer a lot from her bad drinking habit. She was living her happy life until she knows she is sterile. Then she ended up being desperate, depressed, physically and mentally exhausted, tired of herself and her life. Even worse when she divorced Tom. Although, Tom isn’t suffering anymore cause he is married again living happily – with Anna and their daughter.
Rachel is overly obsessed with drinking alcohol even though she had blackouts. She is a complete mess. She drinks a lot. She is jealous of her husband’s new family. She travels daily on the train to find work. Always prefer to have a window seat. She looks at the houses passing by. There was a couple whom she doesn’t even know yet she adores them and gave them names on her own “Jess and Jason”. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect.
Jess and Jason were in-reality a perfect couple. Their actual names were Megan and Scott. They seemed to have a happy life. Rachel admires them whenever the Train passes by their residence. Until one day, Rachel noticed something that changed everything.
Now I don’t wanna give more spoilers! kindly read out the novel if you like. Following are my thoughts, yeah my honest thoughts about this book.
To be honest, there are too many “I don’t know” in this novel. Rachel was attacked, she doesn’t know who did this. Rachel was shown up again at Tom’s residence, still, she doesn’t seem to have a clue. Rachel does things and later she doesn’t know how that happened. Because she is consistently drinking which leads to a blackout. I just hate Rachel, she’s so annoying. If you ask me, it was just an ordinary/average novel, regardless it was gripping. I would rate this book: 4/5
Ratings: 3.9/5 (Goodreads)
QUOTES FROM THE BOOK
“Life is not a paragraph, and death is no parenthesis.” -The Girl On The Train
“The holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mould yourself through the gaps.” -The Girl On The Train
“When did you become so weak?” I don’t know. I don’t know where that strength went, I don’t remember losing it. I think that over time it got chipped away, bit by bit, by life, by the living of it.” -The Girl On The Train
“There’s nothing so painful, so corrosive, as suspicion.” -The Girl On The Train
“I can’t do this, I can’t just be a wife. I don’t understand how anyone does it—there is literally nothing to do but wait. Wait for a man to come home and love you. Either that or look around for something to distract you.” -The Girl On The Train
“But I did become sadder, and sadness gets boring after a while, for the sad person and for everyone around them.” -The Girl On The Train
“let’s be honest: women are still only really valued for two things—their looks and their role as mothers.” -The Girl On The Train
“It’s impossible to resist the kindness of strangers. Someone who looks at you, who doesn’t know you, who tells you it’s OK, whatever you did, whatever you’ve done: you suffered, you hurt, you deserve forgiveness.” -The Girl On The Train
“it’s as if people can see the damage written all over me, can see it in my face, the way I hold myself, the way I move.” -The Girl On The Train
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