Friday, March 25, 2016

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? was a fun read. It has been a long time since I’ve read a book with such a delightful style. The writing is clever, the tone is light (although the content is not), and Marie Semple does an excellent job of creating different characters with distinct voices. The story is told from the perspective of Bernadette--a former shining star in architecture, Elgin--a coding genius at Microsoft, their teenage daughter Bee, a neighbor with a grudge against Bernadette, and Elgin’s admin. The plot goes off the rails at the end, defying me to suspend my disbelief, but the story remains consistently entertaining throughout.

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