A very funny thing happened before I read this book and it was a lesson learned!
Where'd You Go, Bernadette was the latest selection of the book club I'm in with some friends.
I read several reviews of this book before I actually read the book and then realized later that was the wrong thing to do. Has this ever happened to you? I'll explain more in a second...
Bernadette is a mom with a little too much life going on. She's a brilliant architect although she hasn't practiced her art/trade in years. She's a fantastic mom but she runs away. She's in love with her husband but they hardly speak. She lives in a neighborhood but doesn't get along with any neighbors or have any friends, for that matter.
This is a quick read written in the form of notes, emails, and letters. It's funny and frustrating all at the same time. Bernadette's daughter Bee definitely was my favorite character and I bet she'd be yours too.
Here's where the mistake came in...
one of the reviews I read of this book referred to Bernadette as agoraphobic so I entered the story with preconceived ideas about her. The rest of the girls in my book club never crossed that word and saw the story through completely different eyes. Isn't that interesting? Maybe we shouldn't read reviews....
I'd love for you to read it and then come tell me what you thought.
We all liked the book and it's going to be a movie. :)
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