What Alice Forgot sat on a table in my bedroom for months, and every time I passed by that table I would think, “I need to read that book.” I had heard good things about it and loved the other Liane Moriarty books I’ve read, so I was really looking forward to diving in.
Book Summary (in my own words)
The story is about 39-year-old Alice Love who wakes up on a gym floor having forgotten the past 10 years of her life including an estranged relationship with her sister and a separation from her husband. Now she has to piece together the past decade as well as figure out how to start over.
I found the story interesting from the start, however I did not laugh out loud as so many said they did in their reviews. I could tell which parts were supposed to be funny, but for the most part, they just didn’t make me laugh. It could be that I just wasn’t in a laughing mood.
Anyway, a romantic comedy ensues over a two-week period with Alice trying to regain her memory as well as in complete disbelief of who she has become over the last ten years. I thought this part of the story moved rather slowly (although my curiosity remained piqued), but once Alice’s memory started to come back, the story gained some momentum.
I was really pleased with the ending of the story…not just how it ended, but the thought-provoking life lesson on love and relationships that we can all stand to remember.
It certainly made me look at Mr. Hines and our marriage with renewed appreciation which I’m sharing more about at Sweet Tea and Saving Grace today.
So, even though I didn’t laugh at all of the humor and found the story to be slow in the middle, I do recommend it for its overarching theme and character development.
Giveaway (the book, not the story)
If you would like to read the book, just leave a comment with a book recommendation, and enter to win my copy of the book through Rafflecopter. (It will be kind of like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, except with a book.)
I will announce the winner one week from today.
p.s. It is rumored that Jennifer Aniston will play Alice in the upcoming movie.
See you in class,