[Book Review] Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Title: Where’d You Go, Bernadette bernadette
Author: Maria Semple
Format: Kindle, 335 pages
Genre: Satire
ISBN-13: 9780316204262
Release Date: August 2012
Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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I passed Where’d You Go Bernadette in the bookstore for months before I decided to read it. When I finally decided to read it, I had high hopes — not exorbitant high hopes, but high enough to be disappointed. I really wanted to love Where’d You Go, Bernadette as the passages I read in the bookstore intrigued me and made me laugh. About two-thirds of the way the novel fell flat and I was bored.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette isn’t ‘high literature’ or destined to be a  literary classic, but Semple did weave a tightly woven novel together by using alternative methods. I really enjoyed that the novel is written using email correspondence, letters, FBI documents and an emergency room bill. Continue reading