3 out of 5 stars
Summary: What Alice Forgot tells the story of a woman who is at her Friday spin class when she faints, hitting her head and losing 10 years of her memory. So many important events happened in those 10 years such as her best friend dying and the beginning of her divorce. Watch as Alice struggles to make sense of her new life when she can’t even remember changing from someone who went with the flow to someone who over plans everything.
Thoughts: This book was my local library’s book club pick for the month and because I really enjoy that group I decided I would read it since our last book was great. Now I didn’t love this book but I also didn’t dislike it, it kind of was a book that just was and sometimes those are nice to read as well. There were some aspects of the book that I liked and others that I was kind of not fond of.
First off, I liked the way that the book was written. I thought it was a great choice to include 3 different perspectives from woman who were related but also lead different lives. I liked seeing what they thought of the situation with Alice and how their relationship with her changed because of the memory loss. I thought it was interesting to see how Frannie and Elisabeth saw their lives and then look at what Alice thought of their lives.
Something else that I really enjoyed was the way that things were described. There were moments that were very vague and I was just as confused as Alice for most of the book. I liked that you figure things out as Alice is learning things and regaining snippets from her memory.
The thing that I really didn’t like was the end chapters. I think that everything was done so quickly and I wanted it to extend a little more so that you got to see more from everyone. I think that once you reach the end it seems kind of like the author just wanted to complete the book and there was not much substance left.
I don’t want to spoil so I won’t include what I didn’t like about the ending but if you’ve read the book I want to hear your thoughts about the book. What did you like? Was there anything you would have changed?
You can buy this book on Amazon or look for it at your local library.
I loved this book. I understand your criticism of the ending, though. It was a little rushed. Great review!
Thank You. I’m hopeful that the movie may provide a nice wrap up. I think it’s a great summer read since there’s a happy ending.
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