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Book Review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Book Review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Synopsis

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

 

Review

The stories in this book are so powerful and pack quite the emotional punch. You know no matter how easy someone's life seems, in private they still have tough struggles they are facing. It's so easy to judge people you know, so easy to flock to people who seem to have it all together when in actuality they don't have it all together.

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When it comes to kids it's super hard, but one thing I know about kids, if you keep insisting and asking one way or the other they will reveal the truth, that's the beauty about them. If you know the right buttons to push. Like this book painted the picture perfectly about life as a parent, having kids are wonderful but could also be draining.

I love it.

Me being the detective already started putting the pieces together of the mystery apart from the murder, I couldn't tell who was dead or who do it, I'm not surprised about the dead person, but my mind also didn't really think about the person who died actually being the dead person. If that makes sense.

This book features kids, they had a major role in this tale, because the kids also were hiding something, there was a mystery, that needed to be solved because the kids weren't being forthcoming. But I knew who did it, I knew the bully.

I love it when an author actually succeeds in making me change my feelings of negativity about characters into one of compassion and understanding.

This book blew, it exceeded my expectations, it was just so so so good and I'm just glad I read it. I can't wait to read more Liane Moriarty.

This book is not only a #1 New York Times best-seller but it has been made into a TV series, which features big Hollywood Actresses, such as Zoë Kravitz, Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, and the series has won a number of awards, including servals Golden Globe and Emmy's. 

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Written by Lara Kareem

 

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