Sunday, May 3, 2015

Book Review: What Alice Forgot

Summary from Goodreads: "Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, she has three kids and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over."

My Thoughts: It's a funny thing actually, but the more I think about this book the more I like it. At first I was feeling a little let down, thinking that it had been over-hyped, which is still probably true. But now I have talked about it with a few people, thought about it some more, and I am liking it. Its a book about taking responsibility for your actions, thoughts, and priorities. It really makes a person stop and think about what you would think of the life you are living if a version of you 10 years ago was to step in and take over. What I found to be most interesting wasn't the main character of Alice, but the side characters who were able to help her find who she was while also allowing Alice to fix offences of the past.  While it is growing on me, I still feel like I wanted something more from it, so I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars. 

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