YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Abby has a crush on Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. ”I haven’t fallen hard for a lot of books this year, but this one got me hooked early on and is certainly one of my 2012 favorites. When 15-year-old Bee continues her tradition of academic and humanitarian success, she is rewarded with whatever her heart desires and what her heart desires a trip to Antarctica. Bee’s parents are Elgin Branch, a revered Microsoft coding guru and Bernadette Fox, an independent, anti-social, not meant for suburbia, outsourcing housewife who cannot handle being around Canadians, (a big challenge as they live in Seattle, Gateway to The Great White North). The days leading up to Antarctica set off a series of events that reveal the source of Bernadette’s daily angst, pharmaceutical attachments, and hidden bona fide genius. I found the book both hilarious and touching in its own way. I appreciate a unique voice where the book reminds me of no other I have read before and that description fits this wonderful, quirky read.”
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