What Alice Forgot – Book Review #12
Author, Liane Moriarty who wrote What Alice Forgot, is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I’ve probably said it before, but I’ll say it again, I haven’t read a book by her that I haven’t enjoyed.
What Alice Forgot By Liane Moriarty
Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child.
So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, , she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over.
I can’t imagine losing the last 10 years of my life. I don’t even want to imagine it, but I have to say, I loved reading about how Alice coped with the situation.
It doesn’t seem possible that a person could change so much in 10 years and Alice struggles when she starts seeing how she’s being treated by friends and family after the head trauma.
She starts to feel like she’s 2 different people, the Alice she knows now, who thinks she’s newly married and pregnant, to the Alice of today, 10 years older and not as nice as she used to be.
This is one of my favourite Liane Moriarty books so far and I can’t wait to read her other books, Three Wishes, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and Nine Perfect Strangers.
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