Review: Big Little Lies

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Book Title: Big Little Lies

Author: Liane Moriarty

Published By: Berkley on July 29th, 2014


Rating: ★★★★★


**It seems as though my last three book reviews are all tied to the same type of genre being domestic abuse. This is a weird coincidence and not at all a theme I am trying to create.**

OMG, if you haven’t picked up a copy of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies you need to drive to your nearest book store or Target/Walmart and pick this up immediately! I read this in a day.. literally ONE day. BLL is one of those books where you keep saying, “One more chapter..” until its 2 am and you are finished and now counting the hours you have left to sleep until you have to wake up for work the next day. (I may or may not have done this..)

What helped me the most in understanding the book was knowing who played the character is the HBO series that was created for this book. So for those of you who don’t know let me tell you who plays who. Reese Witherspoon plays Madeline, Celeste is played by Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley as Jane. I loved this book for so many reasons but mostly because it kept me guessing up until the last couple chapters. I talk to my boyfriend (Colton) about all the books I’m reading to try to help me solve it before I get to the end and this one had us all the way to the end. This book deserves nothing less than 5 stars and I would recommend to anyone!!

** For those who haven’t read, spoilers in the following paragraphs**

I wish I could have written a spoiler free review but I just loved BLL and would love discussions about it so that I know your guy’s thoughts and opinions on this book. A couple chapters in and most of the book I totally thought this was going to be about Ziggy (Jane’s son) being a weird/ kid killer. I was way off (maybe next book idea, hmm) but I am so glad it wasn’t because the fact that the author took the most caring and innocent (although a little odd) character and made her the killer… I was SHOOK. I mean honestly, did anyone see that coming? I thought it was going to be Madeline because she was a fireball of a woman but Bonnie? Girl, yes! Liane Moriarty hit it out of the park with this book. I mean why else would it be turned into a short series on HBO, amiright? Can’t wait to pick another one of her books and let you guys know what I think!!