Standalone Sunday – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

 

 

 

Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by  Megan @ bookslayerreads. On Standalone Sunday I feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that I love or would recommend!

Today I’m featuring 

Big Little Lies

460 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Berkley

I had such a blast reading this book!

If you haven’t read it yet,  but watched the TV show on HBO, or heard about the TV show – I’m telling you right now the book is so much BETTER!!!!!

It’s not so much about the sex, cheating, abuse, or drama – it’s about the women.

It was funny, poignant, realistic – maybe just a bit over the top too – but honestly some parents are like that.

I loved Madeline, Celeste and Jane the most.
They carried this book.

The school politics, drama, and over-the-topness was just icing on the cake.

You can read my review here.

I listened to it TWICE – that’s how awesome I thought it was. 😀

Here is the blurb….

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. 

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