Necessary People

Necessary People One of them has it all One of them wants it all Only one of them can win Stella Bradley is beautiful rich and very good at getting herself into trouble Violet Trapp is smart self aware and laser f

  • Title: Necessary People
  • Author: Anna Pitoniak
  • ISBN: 0316451703
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of them has it all One of them wants it all Only one of them can win.Stella Bradley is beautiful, rich, and very good at getting herself into trouble Violet Trapp is smart, self aware, and laser focused on escaping her humble background especially after Stella gives her a glimpse into a world of glamour and wealth They are best friends, and from the moment they me One of them has it all One of them wants it all Only one of them can win.Stella Bradley is beautiful, rich, and very good at getting herself into trouble Violet Trapp is smart, self aware, and laser focused on escaping her humble background especially after Stella gives her a glimpse into a world of glamour and wealth They are best friends, and from the moment they meet in college, they know their roles Stella in the spotlight, and Violet behind the scenes After graduation, Violet moves to New York and lands a job in cable news, where she works her way up from intern to assistant to producer, and to a life where she s finally free from Stella s shadow Until Stella decides to use her connections, beauty and charisma to land a job at the same network Stella soon moves in front of the camera, becoming the public face of the stories that Violet has worked tirelessly to produce and taking all the credit for it But Violet isn t giving up so easily As she and Stella strive for success, they each reveal just how far they ll go to get what they want even if it means destroying the other person along the way.Set against the fast paced backdrop of TV news, Necessary People is a propulsive work of psychological suspense about ambition and privilege, about the thin line between friendship and rivalry, about the people we need in our lives and the people we don t Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 352 pages Expected publication May 21st 2019 by Little, Brown and Company first published 2019 More Details ISBN 0316451703 ISBN13 9780316451703 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak Author Release date May 21, 2019 Necessary People is a complex, sharply written novel of female friendship and competition Set in the cutthroat world of cable news, the story of amb Necessary People is a complex, sharply written novel of female friendship and competition Set in the cutthroat world of cable news, the story of ambitious, brilliant Violet and her moneyed, beautiful best friend Stella is everything I want from a novel and rife with plot twists and rich with insights, this is a book that will leave you desperate for whatever Anna Pitoniak writes next Julie Buntin, author of MarlenaA propulsive work of psychological suspense about ambition and privilege, about the thin line between friendship and rivalry, about the people we need in our lives and the people we don t Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book 2019 What the Over 35s Are Reading 294 books 60 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 50 Rating details Sort Default Filter Sep 25, 2018 Lolly K Dandeneau rated it really liked it review of another edition via my blog You pay attention because you have to pay attention The world isn t going to unfurl itself for you You have to pry it open College, that place that draws people from all walks of life together, broadens your world view, lets the priveledged and working class rub shoulders and be better for it, this is the meeting place for one hell of a story For Violet Trapp it was her intelligence and hard work, not her parent s money that lands her at th via my blog You pay attention because you have to pay attention The world isn t going to unfurl itself for you You have to pry it open College, that place that draws people from all walks of life together, broadens your world view, lets the priveledged and working class rub shoulders and be better for it, this is the meeting place for one hell of a story For Violet Trapp it was her intelligence and hard work, not her parent s money that lands her at the private college There isn t an inkling of homesickness in her body, not for the mother who, while poor, was the worst sort of snob and a violent one at that Violet wants nothing than to forget her family entirely, to cut her roots Vilolet, a 19 year old girl whose support and encouragement came from her teacher rather than her own parents She will invent a world where she can be a success, join the ranks of the wealthy Her first door into the world of privilege opens when she becomes roommates with Stella Bradley, after saving her Beautiful, outspoken, indifferent because money allows such things, there are unseen parts that over time Violet is privy to Violet s first time with the Bradley family is during Thanksgiving and before long she may as well be one of them She becomes, she flourishes once Stella enters her life Knowing this family, blending in with them, becoming one of them is a golden opportunity and our Violett is always paying attention, it s what people without options must do.Their friendship transcends college, after graduation Violet moves to New York to work for cable news They are grueling days, thankless, but at least she can afford to be there and in a beautiful apartment with a doorman at that all because of the arrangement with Stella s mother Stella, doing Stella things wherever the wind takes her , urges her to just live there, of course mother Anne expects pay, to make it official only Even so it s a deal other s would kill for In the vacuum of Stella s absence, Violett works her way up the ladder, begins a flirtation with her co worker Jamie and waits for her friend to show Stella s hot temper and impulsive spirit makes for disappearing acts and blunt cruelties now and then, like reminding Violett where she came from, as a joke of course Her impulsiveness and vanishing can come in handy though too, at least for Violet The relationship works with Stella as top dog, they have their roles to play, so when Violet becomes the youngest associate producer, it s not such a shock that Stella decides to use her connections to get into the news.When you re beautiful and beguiling, and wealth is your superpower, any mistakes you make is charming Stella has such charm in buckets and buckets, their roles are the poor girl and the rich girl and often Violet seems like a stray the Bradley s took in, or a pet project Despite all her hard work, Stella surpasses her, easing into everything she wants without the sweat, blood and tears Violet must squeeze out of her worn out self Stella s fast rise in the business is as effortless as her beauty Stella is demanding and often tyrannical, and when you live on the charity of the wealthy, friend or not, like a daughter or not, you will be at the constant beck and call, a permanent audience to their dramas The meager territory I had claimed as my own, the little patch of land free from Stella Bradley s shadow it was gone, invaded, colonized From here, the novel descends into darker treacherous water and only one It Girl can exist It gets twisted, and both are guilty of heinous behaviors, psychological warfare until one of them snaps.This reminds me a lot of The Talented Mr Ripley, not entirely, but similar dynamics Who the hell do you root for here Both are deceptive and selfish, though it s easier to understand where Violet is coming from, she is relatable What is it about some female friendships, that rivalry, the jealousies that often simmer beneath the surface of things Envy that buzzes around like filthy flies Of course most friendships of this vein end in childish tiffs, not crimes Why do some people always have to demand what s yours, even when they don t really want it Stella likes Violet in her place where she is insecure, uncultured, needy and dependant on her whims She isn t about to let Violet stand on her own two feet, no way, not when her benevolence, her family s charity helped mold her Stella isn t as unobservant as Violet thought, and much conniving but has underestimated just how badly Violet wants her territory back Why should Stella always win, why should she be destined for great things wrapped up in her cloud of arrogance and indifference, it means nothing to her, she doesn t earn anything So we spiral This is a disturbing novel, especially once you get to part 3 Definitley add this novel to your May reading list Publication Date May 21, 2019Little, Brown and Company flag 4 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 14, 2018 Donna Hines rated it liked it Shelves arc, netgalley Ambition is a power Violet and Stella are quite remarkable characters with their own flaws to set forth this novel in motion They met in college and have been inseparable both seeking a charmed and privileged life.Social class separations are highlighted in a world based on greed in moving to the top.As Violet enhances her power our protagonists gets a dose of reality as she welcomes the role of the leading lady.With success comes danger in this kill or be killed scenario.Ruthless comes to mind Ambition is a power Violet and Stella are quite remarkable characters with their own flaws to set forth this novel in motion They met in college and have been inseparable both seeking a charmed and privileged life.Social class separations are highlighted in a world based on greed in moving to the top.As Violet enhances her power our protagonists gets a dose of reality as she welcomes the role of the leading lady.With success comes danger in this kill or be killed scenario.Ruthless comes to mind with death , suspense, and drama all wrapped up into one wonderful plot.Enjoy Thank you to Anna, the publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in exchange for this honest review flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Diana Iozzia rated it it was amazing Necessary People Written by Anna Pitoniak Review written by Diana IozziaAmbition is a powerful thing So powerful that it can become consuming, but it also can manifest in ways that we do not typically expect This psychological thriller is first and foremost about ambition and jealousy, but not in the way that we usually find in this genre This book is eviscerating it consumes everything you could possibly imagine and the fire just keeps spreading.We meet Violet, our ruthless protagonist and Necessary People Written by Anna Pitoniak Review written by Diana IozziaAmbition is a powerful thing So powerful that it can become consuming, but it also can manifest in ways that we do not typically expect This psychological thriller is first and foremost about ambition and jealousy, but not in the way that we usually find in this genre This book is eviscerating it consumes everything you could possibly imagine and the fire just keeps spreading.We meet Violet, our ruthless protagonist and antagonist She is tired of being eclipsed by her beautiful, outrageous, exciting best friend, Stella Violet is becoming successful in her position at a popular newsroom We see almost a relationship similar to Nick Caraway and Jay Gatsby that loving admiration hiding a secret jealousy and judgment We see cracks form early on, especially through memories and secrets that the characters taunt each other with Violet is extremely likeable We feel for her We encourage her as she continues to stand up for herself She receives better promotions, makes money, builds new and healthy relationships, while Stella has remained the same immature woman she always was Stella holds money and power over Violet s head Dangling like a mobile We hate her for Violet, as if we want to protect Violet from Stella s malevolent friendship.The story builds as each character fights to be successful We reach an absolute fever pitch when one of them makes a decision they can finally not take back How we see our characters continue afterwards changes how we think of ourselves, in fact We excuse a heinous crime, because we would do the same We are manipulated in this story, to excuse something so horrible We do not feel guilt, as the character feels happier after We do not want a consequence we want the character to be free This was a twist that floored me, halfway through.My favorite part of this thriller was the characters We enjoy the side characters They re fun We support them We hate them We wish they were out of the picture But we also are sympathetic in the worst ways Have you ever read a book where you should not want someone to win That we like them so much we excuse their horrific acts We understand them, because we have thought the same way.I really cannot reveal any information This is a thriller unlike anything I have read in a very long time We not only have a character study, but we have ambition at its peak, in the high speed, cutthroat setting of a newsroom This book is so much than I expected I will be waiting with bells until Anna Pitoniak writes her next book I cannot praise this book any than I already have.I received a complimentary reader s edition for reviewing purposes flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 13, 2019 Anissa rated it really liked it Recommends it for fans of social climber stories Shelves arcs analog netgalley edelweiss etc, 2019, contemporary fiction Necessary People is a great look at the line between friendship and mutual usury As taut as a tripwire and as piercing as a scalpel.While I find ingratiating social climbers fairly repulsive, I have an undeniable pull to stories that center around them and the insiders who give them access And so here, Violet Trapp recounts the story of how she and socialite Stella Bradley meet, forge a friendship and ultimately progress to loathing and contempt Stella has the money, charisma physical b Necessary People is a great look at the line between friendship and mutual usury As taut as a tripwire and as piercing as a scalpel.While I find ingratiating social climbers fairly repulsive, I have an undeniable pull to stories that center around them and the insiders who give them access And so here, Violet Trapp recounts the story of how she and socialite Stella Bradley meet, forge a friendship and ultimately progress to loathing and contempt Stella has the money, charisma physical beauty thing which is apparently blonde with blue eyes because recent fiction always makes them so I m starting to think the brunette socialites have gone extinct going for her Violet has the intelligence, determination and ambition Both are envious of the other s gifts and talents and as inertia is wont to do, this leads them down a dark path that eventually takes both over the edge The tenor of the novel is tense throughout and builds uncomfortably making this a propulsive read I knew it was all going to go badly but I didn t know how, when or if either would be left the victor in the end I wasn t rooting for either woman but I could well see where each was coming from about the other I was impressed by that as Violet is our narrator and not an unreliable one She sees and relates events but for all her careful study of the world she wants in on, misses some very clear signals and hints I mean the sort that from a certain perspective are flashing with sirens blaring and lightning bolts raining down all around them I credit Pitoniak with her deft writing here as it s a delicate thing to pull off.I thought the wider Bradley family was well portrayed in varying orbits from Violet Stella s father, Thomas and grandmother, were on the farthest edge, followed by brother, Oliver, positioning mother, Anne closest after Stella Even so, it shone through quite clearly how each regarded Violet and her position, worthiness to be in their company and her usefulness It was funny, sad and eye roll worthy altogether.Anne, Stella s mother treated Violet as a mix of hanger on and gopher, which grated until it s remembered that Violet put up with this relegation because Violet is getting subsidized rent and status adjacency Mutual using isn t something that inspires side taking I found myself often screaming, Violet, it s time to move Why are you still here so I couldn t very well hold it against the characters who wondered the same, silently or not That Violet kept going to Bradley family events and holidays frankly creeped me out It was like she never thought to demur out of sheer politeness I get that no one ever taught her better but Violet had never even considered the idea of a pro forma invite that is supposed to be deferentially acknowledged and declined Violet s ambition, self preservation and determination strangled any chance self respect had of taking root in her I ve had a day to think about the story and I still don t know if I d say those served her well in the end.Pitoniak s lush prose lends itself to highlighting and wanting to remember I found this to be the case for The Futures as well The setting of the cable news network landscape was original and fascinating and has definitely given me another angle from which to watch.As to books this reminded me of, this seemed the refined, honed and glossier cousin to Social Creature by Tara Elizabeth Burton, with shades and sprinkles of Jessica Knoll s, Luckiest Girl Alive, Stephanie Clifford s Everybody Rise and Beverly Whitte Miranda s Bittersweet This is the better done version of what those did in parts with varying degrees of success And okay yes, to the low hanging fruit, it gives a nod to Highsmith s Ripley I know that s a lot of books but I did mention at the outset that I have a pull to these sorts of ingratiator stories I never know at the end of one of these if they re a primer for climbers or a cautionary tale for the initiated Like, Here s how you get in vs Let them in at your own peril Something to ponder.Highly recommended Many thanks to the publisher for the ARC. flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 21, 2018 Bandit rated it it was amazing Ambition is a force as foreign to me as Timbuktu, so naturally it makes for a compelling subject to read about And this book is all about the power of ambition It starts off as a tale of female friendship, a sort of cripplingly codependent relationship with all the jealousy, toxicity and screwed up power dynamics that comes with But Violet and Stella, all too obviously named if you ask me and by reading this review you or less did , the shrinking Violet of Floridian white trash and the Ambition is a force as foreign to me as Timbuktu, so naturally it makes for a compelling subject to read about And this book is all about the power of ambition It starts off as a tale of female friendship, a sort of cripplingly codependent relationship with all the jealousy, toxicity and screwed up power dynamics that comes with But Violet and Stella, all too obviously named if you ask me and by reading this review you or less did , the shrinking Violet of Floridian white trash and the shining Stella of the East Coast Upper Crust elites, are drawn to each other on the first day of college and inseparable from then on Violet is obsessively driven with getting as far away from her humble beginnings as she can, Stella seems determined on nothing much but leading the charmed life of privilege and for a while they coexist in a sort of balanced symbiosis, until Stella decides to want what Violet has because in a perverse way everyone wants what they can t have and sets off to pursue a career also, in the same fast paced competitive business of New York cable news And that world proves to be proverbially just isn t large enough for both of them and neither is willing to compromise Enter collision And collisions are fun to read about Even the ones you predict from a mile away It took me a while to get to this because the description hinted strongly of women s fiction, but this is much darker and demented than that contrived coziness offers This is dangerous, deadly even And entirely too much fun The writing is terrific, not only does the author really get the Stella Violet dichotomy perfectly, but she also uses it ever so cleverly to satirize the social class separations and stratospheric worlds the two inhabit and how easily those dividing factors can be swept away In a way both women are the embodiments of an American dream, flip sides of the same coin, one comes from nothing and single mindedly climbs to the top, one has all one can ever hope to have in life, money, charm, good looks Neither are moral, ethical or even basically decent, but then again the world we find ourselves in is, tragically, measured in dollars, not good deeds Plus these sorts of sociopaths are fascinating to read about This one, in fact, caused a singularly visceral reaction, an effect books seldom have on me, wherein you just want to slap the characters with the pages they come written on or in my case whack them with a Kindle But still such a good read And Violet is such a compelling protagonist, an epitome of a certain Type A personality, so fascinating to track as she matures into becoming the leading lady The last page of the book questions whether cruelty is necessary to success Seems like it is a required ingredient It s difficult to imagine a certain level of success without a particular cruel streak to it, a certain kind of ruthlessness, kill or be killed world or corporate structures too brutal to sustain a balanced life outside of it And oh how well Violet learns that lesson Plus there s than just ladder climbing going on, there s a death, a finely taut suspense Crime and Punishment style only without guilt, sociopath style and just absolutely terrific psychological emotionally intelligent drama So yes, great read Very tough to put down and very nearly read in one go Very glad to have discovered this author, I know her debut is available at the library and, after this book, I have every intention of reading The Futures also Recommended to anyone who loves a good disturbing tale well told Thanks Netgalley flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Sadie Newell rated it really liked it review of another edition Got an advance copy of Necessary People from NetGalley thanks, friends This book is a solid novel I would have given it five stars but the ending was a touch too predictable for me Almost like a Devil Wears Prada situation awful boss, clueless girl, shitty boyfriendkind of sort of finds herself in the end.Anyway good for book clubs, reading while your kid is asleep in a hotel room, or just to generally pass the time Not really intense in any way flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 27, 2018 Judy rated it really liked it Shelves first reads Stella and Violet have been best friends since they met in college Stella is always in the spotlight over shadowing Violet who works tirelessly to achieve her goals As they both strive for success, the question is, how far will they go to get what they want and will one of them get destroyed in the process I found this book to be a little slow and hard to get into at the beginning However, the pace speeds up and the plot takes some major twists and throws you into quite an adventure that you Stella and Violet have been best friends since they met in college Stella is always in the spotlight over shadowing Violet who works tirelessly to achieve her goals As they both strive for success, the question is, how far will they go to get what they want and will one of them get destroyed in the process I found this book to be a little slow and hard to get into at the beginning However, the pace speeds up and the plot takes some major twists and throws you into quite an adventure that you won t see coming Don t let a slow start discourage you, it s well worth the wait I received the book for free through First Reads flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 16, 2018 Melissa DeLong rated it really liked it Thanks to NetGalley and Little, Brown and Company for the ARC view spoiler If you ve never had a best friend that acts like Stella, I applaud you While I ve not experienced a relationship like this in my adult life, this was certainly a dynamic that happened in my younger years, and I really identified with the struggle of your best friend also being the one person who gets in your head and under your skin the way nobody else can I agree with other reviewers who have mentioned this being Thanks to NetGalley and Little, Brown and Company for the ARC view spoiler If you ve never had a best friend that acts like Stella, I applaud you While I ve not experienced a relationship like this in my adult life, this was certainly a dynamic that happened in my younger years, and I really identified with the struggle of your best friend also being the one person who gets in your head and under your skin the way nobody else can I agree with other reviewers who have mentioned this being a common trope rich, beautiful girl vs poor, mousy girl but I feel like it s a trope for a reason, and that s because it s so often reflected in real life It works, and it works well in the story.I appreciated Violet s drive and ambition, and I love that it drove her to being the kind of person that would kill to continue her forward motion For whatever reason, I didn t see her killing Stella in the beginning, but by the time we reached that point in the story, it made total sense that she d choose to let her drown Overall, loved this story I d rate a 3.5, rounded up to a 4 because it s a page turner and a fast read hide spoiler flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 16, 2018 Melissa Thomas rated it it was amazing This was a page turner I will be recommmeding this one to all my friends Violet, the main character, was really someone I could get behind and root for She and her nasty BFF Stella have an extremely dysfunctional relationship Although the book is dark and twisted, I loved that Violet was ambitious enough to not allow herself to be a doormat It was refreshing to see a story that didn t end up nice and neat or happy ever after I hope to read books like this in the future Thank you to This was a page turner I will be recommmeding this one to all my friends Violet, the main character, was really someone I could get behind and root for She and her nasty BFF Stella have an extremely dysfunctional relationship Although the book is dark and twisted, I loved that Violet was ambitious enough to not allow herself to be a doormat It was refreshing to see a story that didn t end up nice and neat or happy ever after I hope to read books like this in the future Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC of this book Great job Anna Pitoniak flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 23, 2018 Janice Lombardo rated it it was amazing Violet and Stella became fast friends during their college years Close to being complete opposites, it may be said that they complimented each other They always had each other s back Brash as she could be, Stella stood up for the mild mannered Violet and vice versa.Stella comes from a very wealthy family She eventually takes a job at KCN, herself and charms her way through the rungs This rifles Violet s feathers a bit after all, they all know that Stella is a rich connection Thi Violet and Stella became fast friends during their college years Close to being complete opposites, it may be said that they complimented each other They always had each other s back Brash as she could be, Stella stood up for the mild mannered Violet and vice versa.Stella comes from a very wealthy family She eventually takes a job at KCN, herself and charms her way through the rungs This rifles Violet s feathers a bit after all, they all know that Stella is a rich connection This really becomes evident when Violet visits Stella s grandma in Maine and sees that the station head happens to be a friend of grandma s She needs to be in front of cameras , says Ginny the station head And of course this happens Stella disappears during Christmas time from New York and a week later turns up in Maine, alone at her grandmas seasonal home She does this type of thing once in a while Oliver, Stella s brother, admits to Violet and their parents.A cold lead that the news station had given up on 3 years ago comes to the forefront Jaime and Violet are sent to Florida to flush out the case By now Stella and Jaime are an item and Stella is not very happy about this But Stella is rich and beautiful Jaime admits to Violet that he is tired of Stella s antics and needs to breakup with her This is when the big fight during the break up occurs and when Stella really goes missing, againNo could easily be a spoiler A true page turner Recommend for all fans of thriller suspense reads.Many thanks to Little, Brown Company and NetGalley for a superb read flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 27, 2018 Natalie rated it liked it I enjoyed an earlier novel by Anna Pitoniak so I was delighted to read this book I was quite disappointed in this novel I found the characters quite predictable and stereotypical The book revolves around the wealthy Stella and the poor, mousey Violet What seems at first to be a friendship between the women actually is a deeply conflicted relationship, filled with jealousy and rivalry Stella, with her wealth seems extremely generous, yet that is filled with manipulation Violet, rather that I enjoyed an earlier novel by Anna Pitoniak so I was delighted to read this book I was quite disappointed in this novel I found the characters quite predictable and stereotypical The book revolves around the wealthy Stella and the poor, mousey Violet What seems at first to be a friendship between the women actually is a deeply conflicted relationship, filled with jealousy and rivalry Stella, with her wealth seems extremely generous, yet that is filled with manipulation Violet, rather that gratitude develops a deep hatred for Stella and her family The women ultimately become rivals and the mousey Violet becomes, in fact, a strong aggressor who stops at nothing to eliminate her rival and plow forward with her career I honestly found the stereotypes disappointing and unrealistic The author provides closure, but it was too unbelievable for me to feel satisfied flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 19, 2018 Valery rated it really liked it Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak could have easily devolved into another New York ish style novel, and it is that in a way The sights, the sounds, blah, blah, we re all so cool But really, this is a story about a dysfunctional friendship between two women, Stella and Violet, who ultimately become enemies Stella is hugely wealthy, Violet is not, and after a time, their dysfunction ramps up and becomes untenable This novel also conveys the class differences in society, and some of these becam Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak could have easily devolved into another New York ish style novel, and it is that in a way The sights, the sounds, blah, blah, we re all so cool But really, this is a story about a dysfunctional friendship between two women, Stella and Violet, who ultimately become enemies Stella is hugely wealthy, Violet is not, and after a time, their dysfunction ramps up and becomes untenable This novel also conveys the class differences in society, and some of these became stereotypes in this story This is difficult but not impossible to get past Overall, I found this novel eminently readable, a good plot, some meandering, but overall an interesting character study for both lead characters Would recommend Thanks to Netgalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 21, 2018 Laura Henderson rated it it was amazing Wow What a fantastic action packed book Lots of twists and turns all the way through I was first drawn to this book by the cover and upon reading the synopsis I knew I wanted to read it I loved reading the main character Quite an interesting insight is all I ll say The plot was vivid and flawless flag 1 likeLike see review Marti rated it really liked it Jan 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      Anna is the author of Necessary People, coming in May 2019, and The Futures, which was named a best book of 2017 by theSkimm and Refinery29.Anna worked for many years in book publishing, most recently as a Senior Editor at Random House She graduated from Yale, where she majored in English and was an editor at the Yale Daily News She grew up in Whistler, British Columbia, and now lives in New Y Anna is the author of Necessary People, coming in May 2019, and The Futures, which was named a best book of 2017 by theSkimm and Refinery29.Anna worked for many years in book publishing, most recently as a Senior Editor at Random House She graduated from Yale, where she majored in English and was an editor at the Yale Daily News She grew up in Whistler, British Columbia, and now lives in New York City.You can contact her at her website

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    1. via my blog You pay attention because you have to pay attention The world isn t going to unfurl itself for you You have to pry it open College, that place that draws people from all walks of life together, broadens your world view, lets the priveledged and working class rub shoulders and be better for it, this is the meeting place for one hell of a story For Violet Trapp it was her intelligence and hard work, not her parent s money that lands her at th via my blog You pay attention because you h [...]


    2. Ambition is a power Violet and Stella are quite remarkable characters with their own flaws to set forth this novel in motion They met in college and have been inseparable both seeking a charmed and privileged life.Social class separations are highlighted in a world based on greed in moving to the top.As Violet enhances her power our protagonists gets a dose of reality as she welcomes the role of the leading lady.With success comes danger in this kill or be killed scenario.Ruthless comes to mind [...]


    3. Necessary People Written by Anna Pitoniak Review written by Diana IozziaAmbition is a powerful thing So powerful that it can become consuming, but it also can manifest in ways that we do not typically expect This psychological thriller is first and foremost about ambition and jealousy, but not in the way that we usually find in this genre This book is eviscerating it consumes everything you could possibly imagine and the fire just keeps spreading.We meet Violet, our ruthless protagonist and Nece [...]


    4. Necessary People is a great look at the line between friendship and mutual usury As taut as a tripwire and as piercing as a scalpel.While I find ingratiating social climbers fairly repulsive, I have an undeniable pull to stories that center around them and the insiders who give them access And so here, Violet Trapp recounts the story of how she and socialite Stella Bradley meet, forge a friendship and ultimately progress to loathing and contempt Stella has the money, charisma physical b < [...]


    5. Ambition is a force as foreign to me as Timbuktu, so naturally it makes for a compelling subject to read about And this book is all about the power of ambition It starts off as a tale of female friendship, a sort of cripplingly codependent relationship with all the jealousy, toxicity and screwed up power dynamics that comes with But Violet and Stella, all too obviously named if you ask me and by reading this review you or less did , the shrinking Violet of Floridian white trash and the Ambition [...]


    6. Got an advance copy of Necessary People from NetGalley thanks, friends This book is a solid novel I would have given it five stars but the ending was a touch too predictable for me Almost like a Devil Wears Prada situation awful boss, clueless girl, shitty boyfriendkind of sort of finds herself in the end.Anyway good for book clubs, reading while your kid is asleep in a hotel room, or just to generally pass the time Not really intense in any way


    7. Stella and Violet have been best friends since they met in college Stella is always in the spotlight over shadowing Violet who works tirelessly to achieve her goals As they both strive for success, the question is, how far will they go to get what they want and will one of them get destroyed in the process I found this book to be a little slow and hard to get into at the beginning However, the pace speeds up and the plot takes some major twists and throws you into quite an adventure that you Ste [...]


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