Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty; 458 pages
Big Little Lies is the culmination of events that led to the tragedy of trivia night. Madeline, Jane, and Celeste are three kindergarten moms who form a close bond after Jane moves to town. This book documents all of the events that led up to the night where everything went wrong.
Holy cow this book was good!
My mom told me I should read this a year or two ago. I took a look at the cover and kinda shrugged it off, it didn’t look like my kind of book. But then I saw it was going to be an HBO series and I knew I was going to watch it because Reese Witherspoon so now I had to read the book.
I’m so glad I finally decided to read it! I really enjoyed the way the story was told. You knew something bad was going to happen from chapter one but you don’t find out what actually happened until nearly the end. It’s such a unique way to tell a story and I really enjoyed it. I really liked how she detailed all the event leading up to the tragedy so you could try to work out who dies and who might be the one to do the killing. And I was pretty surprised by the ending too!
I also really enjoyed the characters. They all fit so well with the story. Madeline was definitely my favorite, which is surprising because she’s the type of character I usually don’t like. Jane was a good character too and you really feel for her during the book. Celeste was not one of my favorite characters but I always have trouble connecting to characters like hers. But they all worked so well together!
I can’t wait to read another one of her books!
Goodreads Challenge: 25/105
Pop Sugar Challenge: A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read- contemporary/chick lit
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