Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Big Little Lies

You know how I sometimes have the universe telling me to read certain books? Well when the universe tells me to read a book… I do it. And it's always great. 

Big Little Lies did not disappoint. You know at the beginning of the story that someone is going to die at a school trivia night. And as the books leads up to the trivia night, you're getting attached to the characters and hoping it's not going to be your favorite, and then there are twists and the stories intertwine, and it's just really good. Also it takes place in Australia which I enjoyed, and it has some pretty funny parts too. The author writes the characters' thoughts in a way that makes you able to relate to them, and also laugh at them. 

Amazon's Description:
A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly? 
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. 
But who did what?

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 (howis 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. 

I haven't read any of her other books, but after how much I liked this one I think I'm going to have to add them to my list! Have you guys read Big Little Lies? Or any of her other books? Let me know what you think!

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