Saturday, April 30, 2011
what alice forgot a review
What alice forgot by Liane Moriarty
Genre: Adult Fiction
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Source: Shelf Awareness win
What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?
Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.
A knock on the head has misplaced ten years of her life, and Alice isn't sure she likes who she's become. It turns out, though, that forgetting might be the most memorable thing that has ever happened to Alice.
I enjoyed this book. I’m sure all of us have things we’d like to forget, but not in the way Alice did. This is a good beach read filled with humor, love and just a good story.
I like Alice and how she tries to cope with the fact that she isn’t 29 anymore, has three kids that she doesn’t remember and a soon to be ex-husband. I like how Alice tries to reason the things she can’t remember and her optimism that it will return any moment now.
The writing is good and the characters are well developed and believable. I received an ARC of this through Shelf Awareness. If you want a fun and quick read for the summer then I highly recommend this book.