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

      

3 Responses to “Flipping Pages: Where’d You Go Bernadette”

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    chan — April 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    HI
    just happened upon your blog. love it.
    can you tell me what “tracy arms” are in your workouts?
    you’re totally inspiring me!!

    • Mackenzie — April 10th, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

      The very first week of my training plan I explained “tracy arms” and it refers to Tracy Anderson! Find her YouTube channel and try one of her 8 min arm routines – you won’t regret it!

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    Taylor — April 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I love the sound of this book!! Bonus that it’s set in Seattle!

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