Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Bee's mom, Bernadette, is a brilliant ex-architect who hates Seattle (where they live) and also dislikes people. So Bernadette hires a virtual assistant from India to take care of various tasks for her, including planning a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for Bee's excellent marks in 8th grade.

Right before the Antarctica trip, Bernadette disappears, and Bee is left to figure out what happened.

This is a very delightful, clever, and engaging read and one of my favorites this year.

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