#94-Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple


When 13 year old Bee aces her report card and gets accepted into a prestigious prep school, she cashes in her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. This quickly becomes a problem for Bee’s mother Bernadette who is so afraid of people that she has an assistant in India managing  the most basic aspects of her life. Then Bernadette disappears. Bee compiles a report of emails, letters,  and official documents to track her mom down to the ends of the earth.

I thought this was a great book. It was hard put down. Bernadette is a wonderful character. She was so funny, eccentric and it was easy to sympathize with her. I loved the mother daughter dynamics of Bee and Bernadette. My only complaint is the ending. I felt like it really didn’t give me closure. I like my books to end nice and tidy.

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