What Alice Forgot
Jun 11, 2012
Author: Liane Moriarty
Publication Date: April, 2012
Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.
A knock on the head has misplaced ten years of her life, and Alice isn't sure she likes who she's become. It turns out, though, that forgetting might be the most memorable thing that has ever happened to Alice.
Poor Alice, she wakes up to find herself on the floor of a gym, with a gaggle of woman right out of an Olivia Newton-John video staring at her. Her first thought is for her unborn child, hoping she hasn't hurt it.
Imagine her dismay when she discovers that not only is she no longer pregnant, her unborn baby is 10 years old! She also has two other children and the father of all three is on the way out the door with divorce papers in hand. She not only isn't sure what caused the divorce to come about, she absolutely doesn't know her children. They are perfect strangers to her. That's rather horrifying.
Alice feels 29, not 39. She feels young and in love and hopeful for the future. When she finds out the truth about her life, and what she herself has become in these last 10 years.......well let's just say she's not very happy about it.
Alice feels that she has the perfect chance for a "do-over". The question is.....can she pull it off.
The book tells the story from Alice's point of view, but also from her friend's blog and sister's journal. It was a little confusing as first as I wasn't sure who was talking, but it was soon straightened out and easy to follow.
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