Book Review: Gone Girl

Book by Gillian Flynn, Review by Taylor Avery

Do you ever get the feeling that people aren't quite what they make themselves out to be?

Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl is a cleverly written book, with near whiplash inducing plot twists and beautifully crafted characters. At first the book appears rudimentary, complete with boy-meets-girl and marriage-turned-sour elements. However, Flynn quickly sets herself apart by alternating chapters between Nick and Amy, whose narratives are told in different times of their relationship. This unique format gives readers the feeling of a near 360 degree perspective yet with frustrating blind spots that leave the reader guessing until the very last page. Gone Girl puts readers on a roller coaster of emotions, leaving the reader feeling dizzy and with a rush of adrenaline at the end of the ride.