Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

 “Now it was hard to remember ever feeling innocent and audacious enough to dream of a certain type of life, as if you got to choose how things turned out.”
― Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies

The start of the book is rough, really difficult to get into. I put this book down countless times and probably reread the same paragraphs over and over. It just didn't draw me in and then finally something broke and I was able to get involved in the storyline. I usually give up reading a book if I can't get past the first few chapters but I heard so many good things about, Big Little Lies, I felt a persistent need to get though it and I'm glad I did.

Big Little Lies has a large cast of characters and if you aren't good at keeping track of so many characters and the relationships they have to one another, get a notepad and start taking notes. This novel is essentially about the secrets we keep and the effect they have on our lives.  It tackles a variety of subjects such as bullying, abuse, divorce, rape and parenting.

It is a murder mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. The murdered and murderer aren't revealed right away, which keeps you turning the pages. The lives of the characters are interesting and keep you entertained. Who knew the drama involved in the lives of parents and kindergartners could be so much fun!

All the characters have different versions of what happened on, Trivia Night -- the night of the murder and when all is revealed, you will find that reading this 400+ page book was worth the time you put into it.

Grade: B+

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