A Five Star Book to Add to Your List

Big Little LiesBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed listening to Big Little Lies . I don’t think it was simply because of the Australian accent of the narrator, although that did not hurt. This story and its characters pulled me in immediately and kept my attention until the very last moment. Aside from the common experiences of children starting school and learning to navigate parent politics, the similarities to the grade school involved to my children’s own were many–annual trivia night with costumes (and cocktails); established cliques that spanned generations; a young teacher with a good heart; and a harried administrator with the double-edged sword of involved parents peppering her days.
This book made me laugh out loud several times, but that is not to say it was not without sadness and heartache. I had no spoilers from the HBO show based on the book, so I met the characters from scratch and watched their stories unfold without any type of hint of what was to come.
If you enjoy stories of friendship, healing old wounds, strong bonds, cute kids, gossipy tidbits of news, and people who get what is coming to them, you will want to add this to your TBR list immediately.

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