Hello wonderful people! It’s a book review! I decided I wouldn’t review every single book I read just because I didn’t want to feel any pressure to write as soon as I done reading each book. If you’d like to know what I’ve been reading so far this year, keep up with my goodreads account.

This book is by Liane Moriarty and I’ve recently found that it’s been made into a HBO mini series by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. It shows the not so simple lives of mothers at Pirriwee kindergarten and it is set in Australia (which was weirdly exciting for me). Basically the book starts off with one of the parents having being murdered at a school event. Then Liane begins the uncovering and it is oh so thrilling. SUCH a page turner. I went through it in one weekend, covering over 70% in two hours while my flight was delayed at the airport. Sigh.

I want to give nothing away so I’ll just show you my favorite quotes and you have to read this book.

there was something in your children that could bring out the child in yourself. Nothing and nobody could aggravate you the way your child could aggravate you.

Mothers took their mothering so seriously now. Their frantic little faces. Their busy little bottoms strutting into the school in their tight gym gear. Ponytails swinging. Eyes fixed on the mobile phones held in the palms of their hands like compasses.

She’d never believed in God except when she heard children singing.

All conflict can be traced back to someone’s feelings getting hurt, don’t you think? Divorce. World wars. Legal action.

Everyone wanted to be rich and beautiful but the truly rich and beautiful had to pretend they were just the same as everyone else. Oh, it was a funny old world.

Did anyone really know their child? Your child was a little stranger, constantly changing, disappearing and reintroducing himself to you. New personality traits could appear overnight.

Parents do tend to judge each other. I don’t know why. Maybe because none of us really know what we’re doing?

Once she stopped working, her relationship to money had changed. She used it the same way she’d use someone else’s bathroom: carefully and politely.

When you divorce someone you divorce their whole family,

Everyone should read this book really. It’s fantastic. And compelling.

Afoma x