What Alice Forgot

June 29, 2016

Author: Liane Moriarty.


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. (Goodreads summary.)

My Thoughts:

Surprisingly engrossing. I read it through at a single sitting.

Content Review:

Sexual content: A married woman thinking about her first child says (thinks) the conception was nothing special – a Wednesday night they couldn’t find a condom. Amensiac character wonders if she’s slept with the man she’s dating. One school girl tells another that “Your mother probably had sex with Mr. Gordon in his office. Like, a hundred times.” Some kissing.

Language: 11 bloody, 10 derogatory terms, 10 F-words, 6 scatological terms, 6 d***

Violence: Two children fight; the older child threatens to stab the younger with scissors. A tree falls on a car and kills the driver.


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