Sunday, May 18, 2014

Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
by: Maria Semple

Should you read it?: Yes
Category: Adult

This book was hilarious. I laughed out loud several times. This was another really unique way to write a book. It is told almost entirely through emails, letters, newspaper articles, etc. I was a little nervous about that when I first started it, but I found that it flowed so well and it made perfect sense to me all the way through. It was brilliant. It's about a Seattle stay-at-home-mom who used to be an architect. Her husband works for Microsoft and her daughter goes to a private school. It centers around this whole world of fancy parents and families, but it's all about this mom, Bernadette, who just doesn't fit the bill. She is so funny. She ends up disappearing and it's all about what led up to that and what happens afterwards. It is definitely one that should be read.

Things I liked
The way it was told. I thought it would throw me off, but instead it kept me hooked. It's almost like seeing things from several different points of view.

The character of Bernadette. My favorites were her long emails to different people - really getting to see inside her head. I just loved her.

Things I didn't
I honestly can't think of something that I didn't like right now.

Overall: Absolutely hilarious and interesting!

Book 28 of 50

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