The Girl on the Train Summary
Paula Hawkins

Everything you need to understand or teach The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

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The Girl on the Train Overview

The Girl on the Train is a contemporary best-selling novel by British author Paula Hawkins. This psychological thriller is related in a nonlinear format from the first-person perspectives of three women whose unreliable narratives intertwine. Rachel Watson, a 32-year-old alcoholic, struggles to let go of her past and her ex-husband Tom, who has remarried to Anna and has a young child. After the discovery of a murder, Rachel attempts to solve the crime and understand her role in it. The Girl on the Train explores themes of betrayal, secrets, love, fantasy, and memory.

NOTE: Citations in this Lesson Plan refer to the Kindle Edition of The Girl on the Train, published by Riverhead Books, January 13, 2015.

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