Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Hey there! Thanks for checking out my review of Big Little Lies. I’m currently reading this book, so check back here soon for my thoughts and reactions! Better yet, why don’t you read along with me so we can compare notes!

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So many of my girlfriends can’t stop talking about Big Little Lies, the TV show. I decided that I needed to see what all the fuss was about. The casting alone is super impressive and exciting; Reese Witherspoon AND Nicole Kidman…together?! Yes, please! While I’m really tempted to just start binging this show, I’m the kind of person that wants to read the book first and compare. So, here we go!

Goodreads currently has Big Little Lies rated 4.2 out of 5 stars.

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Summary

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.

Reviews and Praise

“Funny and thrilling, page-turner but with emotional depth, Big Little Lies is a terrific follow up to The Husband’s Secret.” – Booklist

“Emotionally astute, immensely smart, and as cinematically plotted as any Tom Perrotta novel destined for critical accolades and a big-screen adaptation” – Entertainment Weekly

Perfect for vacation reading: There’s humour, suspense, a circle of appealing women” – People

My Thoughts

I’m currently reading this book. Check back soon for my thoughts!

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