Overview: Bernadette Fox has vanished. When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for the trip. But worn down by years of trying to live the Seattle life she never wanted, Ms. Fox is on the brink of a meltdown. And after a school fundraiser goes disastrously awry at her hands, she disappears, leaving her family to pick up the pieces. Which is exactly what Bee does, weaving together an elaborate web of emails, invoices, and school memos that reveals a secret past Bernadette has been hiding for decades. Where’d You Go Bernadette is an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are, and the power of a daughter’s love for her mother.
My Review: I ended up really liking this book. At first I thought it was a bit slow but once Bernadette went missing, I had to know what happened. I liked that the book was written through various pieces of correspondence between characters. It was fun to read emails, faxes, FBI reports, and more. Bernadette’s daughter, Bee, narrated throughout the book and it was interesting to read from her perspective. The book was funny, satirical, and exciting. I recommend it!
Next: The next books I’m reading are Me Before You and Lilly.