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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
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it was amazing

Re-read for book club (first read Aug 16-26, 2014) . Wouldn't change a thing about my review -- loved it just as much the 2nd time around.

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Who knew spin class could be so risky? But for Alice, a fall off her stationary bike and a "bonk" on the head, causes 10 years of memories to disappear.

I loved it. I loved it. I loved it. I loved reading about Alice's discovery that before her accident she was a suburban, overachieving mom with three kids with an estranged husband, to the realization that she was none of the above after her accident. I loved her family members -- especially her sister, Elisabeth, whose infertility woes and letters to her therapist are truly crushing. And Gina -- the friend that everyone knows, Alice most of all, but who can't remember the depth of their relationship.

I loved the author's writing style -- using glimpses of memory, epistles, and diary entries -- made this so interesting and unique and added necessary depth to all the characters.

This was such an enriching read and a brilliant look at the complications of a seemingly ordinary domestic family life.
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Reading Progress

July 28, 2013 – Shelved
July 28, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
August 22, 2014 –
page 134
27.02%
August 23, 2014 –
page 159
32.06% "I love this..."
August 24, 2014 –
page 214
43.15% "Wow...another shocker! Sooo good!"
August 25, 2014 –
page 329
66.33% "What happened to Gina???!!!!"
August 26, 2014 –
page 496
100.0% "Yes. Exactly."
January 13, 2016 –
page 496
100.0% "Re-reading for book club."
Started Reading
January 14, 2016 –
page 93
18.75% "just as brilliant as the first time around."
January 14, 2016 – Finished Reading
January 15, 2016 –
page 159
32.06% "I feel like Alice, I've read this book before, but i don't have any memory of the details of the story. it's so fresh. I'd forgotten how much I like Elisabeth, her sister. Her journal entries are crushing."
January 17, 2016 –
page 233
46.98% "we should all be allowed do-overs."
January 17, 2016 –
page 277
55.85%
January 17, 2016 –
page 323
65.12%
January 18, 2016 –
page 433
87.3%
January 18, 2016 –
page 496
100.0% "Loved it just as much the 2nd time...if not more."

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