By: Maria Semple
I picked up this book because I saw that a few people I was following on Instagram were reading this book and saying nothing but good things about it. I finished this book in record time. This book was in and out of my hands in a weeks time. I always read before I go to bed and I was finding that I was spending more time reading and reading later and later at night because I was so curious about what happens. This book had me laughing 30 pages in! I really enjoyed this book and would recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a fun easy read. It is written in a way that it is like a diary, emails, and the story about what happened. There were several funny scenes throughout the book. I really liked the characters that were created in the book their personalities truly came through in the situations and problems they were placed in.
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.
Peace and Love