Thursday, September 22, 2016

Review : Where'd you go, Bernadette

Where'd you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Genre : Fiction, Contemporary, Humor, Mystery, Chick Lit, Family, Funny,
Published August 14th 2012 by Little, Brown and Company
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Pages: 330
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle—and people in general—has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.

To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence—creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

This book is set in a series of letters and emails and I wasn't sure how to take this book. For a good chunk of the book I was confused on who was who and how things were playing out. But soon as I got used to the writing style - and got myself a audiobook - things started to turn around. I really have to say that I loved how the reader was playing everything out. Loved how distinct Bee and Bernadettes voice/accent was I found it entertaining. I really didn't like her husband and how everything played out with him, it was one of my least favorite characters. When I first came across this book I thought that things were really chaotic and wasn't well done but once you understand how everything is put together the pieces start to make sense and trust me when I say to trudge through that bump because this book is a pretty good book. 

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