Wednesday, July 23, 2014
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
What Alice Forgot is a book that really made me think and evaluate my own life. Moriarty's story had me questioning and comparing myself, both ten years ago and today. She made me wonder if I was happy with myself presently as well as curious at where ten more years into the future could take me. Ultimately, it left me wondering . . . Am I where I want to be? Am I the person I have always strived to become?
In the end, What Alice Forgot was a good read, but to be honest I am not sure what I felt at the end. The epilogue in particular induced a mix of emotions that are still present in me today, weeks after completing the book.
I read this book for a book club. It's a great discussion-based novel, one that leaves you pondering Alice's life as well as your own. Overall, it's a worthwhile read, despite the dissonance I may have felt at the end.
Have you had the chance to meet Alice yet? What are your thoughts on the younger vs older woman?