Friday, June 14, 2013

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Paperback487 pages
Published May 2010 by PanMacmillan Australia

Wooo! I love this book so much and couldn't explain the overflowing emotions I had as soon as I finished reading this. This book has sure a lot of moral lessons in terms of family, friendship and relationship. I wouldn't know what I would do if the same thing would happened to me. 

What Alice forgot is about a brave woman who suffered from a temporary amnesia where she forgot the past 10 years of her life. She wasn't aware that she has 3 kids already, a good house, cold relationship with her older sister, and her relationship with her husband had fallen apart. The memory she could remember was year 1998 where everything was almost perfect. Where she was pregnant, happy with her love life, close family ties and a simple life. But as soon as she lost her memory, she really struggled because her friends, her kids (whom she can't even remember) and her husband seemed to have ill feelings toward her. She didn't know what kind of person she had become and she felt that she needed to make things right. However, since she had almost wasted the 10 years of her life, patching things up with her family and husband is not as easy as it can be - most especially that in her present life, she has a new supporting boyfriend (this part is hard because she couldn't stand the fact that she has a boyfriend since what she remembers was the time she was so in love with her husband.)

I also enjoyed the letters that Frannie and Elisabeth had written. At one point, I really felt Elisabeth's sentiments for wanting a baby so bad. 

And since this is a feel good book, of course the ending is happy. The typical ending you'd love too see in a movie. On the latter part, everything will be explained thoroughly when Alice regained her memory but the sad part here was that again, she realized that on her present memory, Nick and Alice are about to get their divorce. Now that's where I would like to stop because I don't want to be such a spoiler.

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