Flipping Pages: Where’d You Go Bernadette
Another vacation, another book!
I spent a really really long time trying really hard to get into the Book Thief. I have heard rave review after rave review, but I just couldn’t get into it. So, right before vacation I quickly downloaded something new. They say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but seriously – how stinking cute is the cover of this book?
This story is unique for a lot of reasons – the main reason is that it’s not told in a usual format. It’s a combination of e-mails, letters, flashbacks and FBI documentation that is pulled together to tell this enchanting story. Once you get into the format, you can’t get enough!
The story revolves around the Fox family – Bernadette and Elgin and their daughter Bee. They moved to Seattle so Elgin could accept a new job with Microsoft, forcing Bernadette to leave her award winning architecture firm and immediately enrolled Bee into private school. Bernadette struggles with anxiety and she doesn’t fit in with the fund raising volunteering type of stay at home moms she keeps running into.
One day in the middle of Bee’s transfer to boarding school, layoffs at Microsoft, planning a trip to Antarctica and an on-going battle with the neighbor Bernadette disappears.
To find her mother, Bee compiles everything she knows and starts digging. Along the way she learns all about the person her mother once was, and how she came to be.
Rating: 3 whisks out of 5