I have wanted to read Where’d You Go Bernadette for several years. When I heard the movie was about to come out, I immediately checked it out from the library!!
|My “splendor in the grass” read of the summer!!|
Book can be purchased HERE.
Where’d You Go Bernadette is a fun, light-hearted read. Can’t we all use a book like that right now?
Bernadette Fox is an architect who because of a bad experience in Los Angeles has given up on design and people. She finds herself living in Seattle with her husband and daughter where she doesn’t fit in with the other moms at her daughter’s school.
After an amusing incident where a mudslide ruins her neighbor’s house, Bernadette is confronted by her husband and an intervention “team” which includes an FBI agent who is investigating a Russian group about to steal her identity.
Does it sound crazy yet? Yes, it is!!! It is a crazy and very funny plot that had me turning each page ready for more. The book is creatively written in that the plot is progressed mostly through text messages and emails– not traditional prose! This concept adds to the fun of the storyline and definitely aids in character development!! It’s very fascinating to take it apart and analyze.
Part of the story takes place in Antarctica. I became fascinated with this continent through the author’s descriptions. It made me definitely want to learn more about it. It also made me desperate to see the movie so I could see what it looked like. I stayed in my seat through the last credits to learn that they did indeed film parts of the movie there (as well as Greenland).
I always think it’s best to read the book before you see the movie, but in this case, I highly recommend it!! You get a much better feel for the characters- especially Bernadette who is so weird and quirky and so so likable!! Also- the movie strays from some fairly significant details of the plot that are fairly predictable in the book.
This was such a fun, easy read. I am a slow reader. When I check out an ebook from the library, I usually have to extend my time to have it checked out. I read this book easily within my two-week time frame– with days to spare.
What are you waiting for? Find out what happens do Bernadette in this hilarious book!!!