We Slay Book Club February Pick

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

I'm a week late on finishing this for book club but I wasn't the only one who didn't finish it in time so I don't feel bad about it. It took a really long time for me to get interested in the story, way too long. I couldn't care less about who was murdered and who did it. I didn't even bother to try and figure it out. It's not until more than halfway through the book that I became intrigued. Then I was invested. A plus is that I really liked the characters Jane, Celeste, and Madeline. They had great chemistry and I hope the HBO show portrays that dynamic truthfully from the source material. 


The first 200 or so pages could have been cut from this book and it would have been okay.  It seem to tip-toe around the plot like broken glass and didn't get good until someone was shocked by a piece of glass in the ball of their foot. It did not pick up until the second half, that is when I started to give a damn about the characters. Once it picked up the characters were pleasant enough and it held my attention. Moriarty did a very good job of writing a whiny privileged teen who did  not know any better, she was the most eye-rolling-ly annoying character.  


Kelly Burden

Hi! I am a Children's Librarian in Baltimore, Maryland.