Friday, December 12, 2014

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!

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You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing:



Here's the synopsis:

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .

  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 (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.

Here are my thoughts:

I loved this book.  I'd had multiple people recommend it, but for some reason couldn't get excited at first.  But once I started it, I couldn't put it down.  I was rooting for the characters from page one and thought I knew how the book would end.

I.  Was.  Wrong.

In fact, the words that came out of my mouth when I realized I was wrong were words that I don't think had previously been invented.  I'm not sure if I'm the only one who was so surprised, but I definitely intend to get on goodreads and see after I'm done writing this review.

Overall, 5 stars.  Read it.


What are you currently reading??

2 comments:

Katie said...

For some reason, I have not been excited to pick this one up. But your review makes it sound good and twisty! I'll have to get back on the library list!

Andrea H. said...

I've been hearing a lot about this book as well. Your review definitely sells it. I enjoy books that don't end up the way you predict them. Thanks for sharing!

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