What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty

What Alice Forgot

By Liane Moriarty

  • Release Date: 2011-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,875 Ratings

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FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF BIG LITTLE LIES AND HERE ONE MOMENT

A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How did I get here?”

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...

Reviews

  • Liane Moriarty…

    3
    By Worthless English Degree
    …hates fat people. After reading three of her books, I understand that the author is patently fatphobic. Seems no female character can have a triumphant character arc without ending up fertile and thin as a rail. Trashy beach novel with a lot of promise. Falls short due to author’s archaic ideas of feminine fulfillment.
  • So Good

    5
    By Rlmurra2
    This book definitely kept me wanting to read nonstop! Lots of suspense about what was coming next. But also, it was just a really good story. Makes you think about the value in stepping back and looking at the big picture sometimes, instead of the small scale places we find ourselves in during different periods of our lives. Loved the ending.
  • Great story

    5
    By Katiuszka30
    What an amazing story! Her books never disappoint and give a reader something to experience through these stories.
  • Enjoyable

    4
    By Yvette Br.
    3.5 Stars (round up to 4) I really enjoyed this book. While I don’t particularly like the ending, I was engaged the entire book. I like Alice’s journey and seeing how much a decade can change someone. I also loved Elizabeth’s POV. Her story line was great and I loved the different perspectives both Alice and Elizabeth gave about their lives. I honestly feel like Frannies POV was not needed. It didn’t add anything to the story for me. It feels like the only reason they had it was to add more meaning to the baby name at the end but I could have still gotten that without her POV. Overall, really good book and I’m glad I finally read it.
  • Another good one by this author

    5
    By retired mystery reader
    Fascinating concept. Interesting characters. Loved this book.
  • Beautifully Written

    3
    By JLeavesley29
    But too many details, it dragged out too long.
  • Excellent

    5
    By asapr212
    This book really spoke to me and to say why would be spoilers. I just loved it.
  • Amazing amazing

    5
    By Jamiam987
    Read this book. You will love it and love Alice and Nick
  • Little drawn out in my opinion..

    4
    By adaywithb
    Don’t get me wrong, it was a good read... but it definitely wasn’t a “I need to read one more chapter.. I can’t put it down” kind of book. It took me two weeks to finish which is so not like me, I normally finish a book in a few days. However, I loved the last half of the book and the ending.
  • Such a fun read

    5
    By epirovano03
    This book keeps you on your toes the entire time while keeping a thorough storyline. You care so much about Alice’s journey that it’s almost impossible to put down the book. Highly recommend!!

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