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Jul 01, 2021sjarrell0 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Loved it!
May 06, 2021PrincessLittleFeet rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The first 1/2 of the book is absolutely hilarious. The second half becomes more serious. However, it is a great book. If you have lived in or know Seattle, you will identify. A great commentary on corporations, architecture, human…
Apr 21, 2021Sabine3 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Written in a unique style with many laugh-out-loud moments. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Apr 03, 2021
Enjoyed this book, light hearted and easy to read.
Mar 27, 2021
Laurie recommendation.
Dec 29, 2020
Aug 24, 2020AnnSkye rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I didn’t start off liking this book but I must admit the more I read the more it grew on me.
Jun 08, 2020Hillsboro_RobP rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Alternatively witty, ridiculous and beautiful, Maria Semple's tale of Bernadette (crazy like a) Fox is a quick and memorable read. The characters have their flaws and personalities comically inflated, including Seattle, and I loved it.…
Apr 22, 2020elisabeth_23 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This is an awesome read! I really enjoyed the story and how it was told through epistolary style (emails, letters, etc..). This made it interesting to follow along as Bee, the daughter, solves her mother's disappearance.
Apr 10, 2020tessambb rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This is a quick, sharp, and exciting story with the complexities of family and mother-daughter relationships at its heart. Bernadette and her daughter, Bee, are both strong and engaging protagonists. If you like mysteries, you will enjoy…
Apr 03, 2020JCLCharlesH rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book was a faced paced, quick witted, character driven romp. Bernadette's snark and Bee's straightforward approach to life combine to make a charming story about communication, passion, and relationships.
Mar 29, 2020
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple 4.5 out of 5 stars After years upon years of living the picturesque, domestic life in Seattle’s suburbs, it’s safe to say that agoraphobic Bernadette is nearing a breakdown. So when her…
Mar 13, 2020BioCook rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I read this book because of a recommendation from a classmate. Although the story was very unique, I was very underwhelmed with the ending of the book (was I missing something)? The events leading up to Bernadette's disappearance were very…
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Jan 26, 2020JCLS_Ashland_Kristin rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Light, fun read full of quirky & eccentric characters.
Dec 17, 2019cjengelke rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I wish I had had a mom like Bernadette! Lucky, lucky, Bee...
Oct 19, 2019AnneCarolineDrake rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The author is Seattle's own Maria Semple. She uses a myriad of communication formats to move the quirky plot forward. The theme of the book: "People like you must create. If you don’t create, Bernadette, you will become a menace to…
Oct 03, 2019KCLSQueennie rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A quick and fun read.
Oct 01, 2019sjpl_DanaLibrariana rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book is heartwarming, funny and quirky with a splash of adventure. Brilliant 14-year old Bee, follows the series of events that led her equally brilliant mother, Bernadette, to disappear. The mystery winds through a complicated paper…
Sep 28, 2019BeckyR21 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A disappointment for me. I was so looking forward to this book, and the movie. The movie tanked, even with the fabulous Cate Blanchett. and after reading this book, I wonder why they even bothered to make a movie. So many great books out…
Sep 20, 2019
Boring - very very boring
Sep 15, 2019SpruceMoose7 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I had so much hope for this book and thought it could have been much better then it was. I feel like the last third of the book made the book and could have been what the whole book was about. Very disappointed in the much anticipated book.
Sep 05, 2019AliceInWonderbread rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Where'd You Go Bernadette was the first book I had to read with my book club and although it wasn't horrible, it wasn't close to my favourite thing I've read this past year. I finished it and was left with the feeling that I won't not…
Sep 04, 2019JCLHeatherC rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Bernadette Fox and her family certainly put the fun in dysfunctional. A cautionary tale of miscommunication (and in some cases non-communication) run amok amid a town filled with gossiping 'gnats'.
Aug 31, 2019STPL_Bernie rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I originally picked up this book because it shares my first name. It had been around for awhile and I kept hearing good things about it, but never ended up reading it. So glad I took it along on vacation with me this year. It was a fun…
Aug 27, 2019midori_hon rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
reread the book after watching the movie, think I enjoyed it more the second time around picturing the lovely cate blanchett as bernadette.