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Watching the Big Little Lies TV series is the reason I fell in love with Liane Moriarty’s books. I’ve read several of her books now, but I held off reading this one because I needed some distance from the story after binge-watching the series. I already knew that I would love this book, and it even exceeded my expectations!
Title: Big Little Lies
Author: Liane Moriarty
I absolutely loved that the Big Little Lies book was slightly different than the TV series. Normally, I would want an exact replica, but I really appreciated experiencing this book separately from the series. One of my favorite aspects of the book was the mystery surrounding trivia night. I loved how each chapter ended or began with a snippet of police questioning that made you want to keep reading.
It’s so hard to choose a favorite character, especially with the influence of the actor portrayals from the TV series, but I love Ed and Madeline’s relationship dynamic. Celeste and Jane were the two I felt most connected with, simply because of the tragedy surrounding their stories.
I don’t want to go into much detail for those who may not have read the book, but I do want to put out this disclaimer. There is a lot of content surrounding emotional and physical/sexual abuse. For younger readers and those who would be triggered by this topic, this book might not be for you. However, I do think it is an important topic that should be brought to light in a serious way, and Moriarty does an excellent job of that.
Let me know in the comments your thoughts on Big Little Lies. Discuss away!
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