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Review: Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Three Wishes is not my favorite book by Liane Moriarty. Nevertheless, it is a good book that I was deeply committed and engaged it. Three Wishes follows the lives of 33 year old triplets- Lyn, Cat and Gemma Kettle. Cat has recently discovered a secret about her marriage. Lyn is dealing with a step-daughter, baby, and internal struggles. And Gemma’s relationship never seems to last after the six month mark. The book explores the lives of the three sisters through laughter, heartbreak, and happiness. The center themes in this book are marriage, family and children.

Like all of Liane Moriarty’s book, Three Wishes had a mellow and easy flow. It felt conversational and quirky.  Although simple, the writing packed a punch with dark undertones. It was never predictable or repetitive.

The story was told through multiple perspectives. And because all of the sisters were unique it was never hard to guess which POV I was in. It was interesting to see how the sisters interacted with each other. They didn’t always play fair or even agree with one another, but somehow in the end they always supported each other. It felt like a true sisterhood that featured the good and the bad.

I think one of my favorite things about Three Wishes is that it featured passages from onlookers- those who had encountered the sisters over the years. So in addition to getting an insider look at the family, you get to see the family from another angle which was interesting. And it made me think about how many people who I have encountered on the street that may not have impacted me but I had impacted them in a way that made our small encounter memorial.

Like mentioned earlier, Three Wishes is not my favorite book by Laine Moriarty. The ending was not as strong as I had hoped. I would have much rather had a definite ending for Cat like her sisters had gotten.

Final Analysis

Three Wishes is a funny and lovable tale about three sisters who are dealing with life in the best way they can. It features strong relatable characters and quirky narrative.

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