I started reading Big Little Lies months ago but quickly lost interest. This book (like The Husband’s Secret) is told from the alternating perspectives of three different women. When I first started reading it, I found it difficult keep up with who everyone was. There were so many different names being thrown around that I would find myself referring back to previous chapters. I finally got fed up and just stopped reading altogether.
The other day I decided to give it another shot because I absolutely adored What Alice Forgot so I knew Liane had the ability tell a good story. I am actually really glad I did. Once I was able to learn the names of the characters and get a handle on everyone’s situations and the supporting characters in each I started to really enjoy Big Little Lies.
The book is about three suburban Moms – Celeste, Jane and Madeline. Their children are all in the same Kindergarten class and the story starts on their way to orientation. I found the parts about some of the crazier Moms (and the school politics in general) to be both funny and relatable. Any one with a child has dealt with a version of these people at some point.
Once I got in to the book I couldn’t put it down. There were certain parts of the plot that I felt really invested in and I read non-stop to find out how it all ended. I enjoyed this one and I would definitely recommend it. I would urge anyone interested in reading it to stick with it. It can be a bit confusing at first but If you do you are bound to get sucked in.
Has anyone else read Big Little Lies? I would love to hear your thoughts!