Loved this book! the characters are unique, layered and the narrator is amazing at expressing th characters though her voice. As light hearted as this book is, there are moments where you feel the sincerity of love between certain characters.
Was I the only one who felt like maybe Bernadette DID need psychological help?
Didn't love this story or how it wrapped up.
It wasn't the use of mixed media that bothered me. Bernadette's rants were exhausting after a while. I guess you could say I never fell in love with the characters. Maybe worst of all, the dialogue and narration of Bee would be more believable if she was 11 or 12. I could not wrap my mind around the notion that she was 15.
This is a clever book. I laughed out loud more than once in this suburban school-mom controlled story. Yes! I can relate to those annoying moms! Suddenly, where is Bernadette? The journey to find her is sweet, funny, and a real stretch of the imagination, but this is fiction, right?
Well done Maria Semple! Listen to it for the fun of a very different story told from the prospective of a young girl & an "out there" mom.
I am a fictional reader. I like strong female characters that's don't require a romance story line.
when the story started as emails I groaned.
but it worked well.
voices could be more distinct
would get another book by this author.
My parents told me that my very first word was...BOOK! That was no surprise to me. I have always been surrounded by books.
Not in a million years. I tried the first two hours...twice, just in case it turned out that I just "wasn't in the mood" the first time around. I 100% fail to see how this is (a) funny; (b) engaging; and (c) worthy of all the rave reviews.
And what genre would that be? Complete gas? Yes
Doubtful. Her voice makes me want to claw my ears off.
Sadness...I wasted a credit and four hours of my life on this crap.