Monday 13 July 2015

Book Club: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Book: Where's You Go, Bernadette
Author: Maria Semple
Amazon Summary: 
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.
What I have to say: 
I had heard so much about this book and it's been on my reading list for years. I finally got around to reading it last weekend, and I read it in two days. This was such a fun and funny read! Not only that, the storyline was so unique and original. There are also a lot of great and interesting characters, which only add to the enjoyment of this book. I have read a number of books that use the same format- story told through letters, emails, documents, etc...I really enjoy this format, but it's not for everyone.

Final verdict: A fantastic read that should be on everyone's reading list.  

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