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Book Review of What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot
What Alice Forgot
Author: Liane Moriarty
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1


I really and truly enjoyed reading this one. It captured me from the start and caused much self-reflection, wondering what my "past" self would think of my current situation. (For the record, quite pleased!)

Imagine waking up to find yourself with three children and a pending divorce from the husband with whom you're madly in love, none of which were around just (seemingly) seconds ago. And imagine having no memory whatsoever of your best friend in the world, who you watched die. That probably got to me the most.

Poor Alice wakes up to find herself completely and totally changed - from her new, bitchy personality, expensive clothes, fancy lattes, and uber-organizational skills to her ultra-skinny body and hours in the gym.

Piece by piece, we find out, until the moment that everything returns. And we're hoping beyond hope that the "old" Alice stays. I was so upset at the "end." I think the last chapter made up for it, though.

I could see what was coming with her sister and her grandmother - that was easy. It's what she said about divorce and people drifting apart that threw medidn't see that or want to.

Great, quick read.