The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

the girl on the train

About the Book:

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…

My Review:

Where to start with The Girl on the Train, it is awful.  Your probably thinking after reading the description, that it sounds like a brilliant book. I was under the same impression, especially after all the recommendation’s I got about it as well.  A few chapters in and I was shocked how anyone could have enjoyed this book.It is extremely slow. I was about 100 pages from the end before it started to get any good, and then it was over. It took me about a 3 weeks to read 338 pages, time that I will never get back. How someone thought it was great enough to make a movie of it, I have no idea. It is not often I come across a book that I don’t like, but this really was awful.

The main character Rachel was terrible, I could not connect to her at all. I think it is very important with a story that the audience can engage with the main character, especially when the book is pretty much all about her, but I couldn’t, she really irritated me. I felt the rest of the characters worked well,within the story line, which made me continue to the end of the book, as I was interested to find out what happened. I just didn’t really get any enjoyment out of it and it felt like a chore. A book in my eyes should never feel like a chore to read (unless is a guide book!!)

This book is available on Amazon if you really do feel the need to buy it.

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