It started out o.k. Reading the epistolary format took some adjustment. I really liked the quirky, strange, and eccentric character Bernadette. Especially, when she writes a hilarious letter to her friend Paul describing Seattle. The author is super descriptive and at some points in the book it'a great. At other points in the books it's kind of like "ENOUGH ALREADY, get to the point." Overall, I like the creative way to book was formulated, the audio was great, the story not so much.
Mom on a mission
Loved the realness of the characters but the narrator's infantile voices for women and girls made me crazy. Almost couldn't get past it but just when I was ready to return the book the characters and plot sunk the hook.
I am a salesperson on the road everyday, mother of 2 grown children. Happily married
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and brightened my day when I listened
I absolutely adored this book. I loved that Bernadette was an architect I really felt her reasonings for things she did. I love the way they story was told in letters, blogs and so on. I'm glad it ended the way it did and didn't leave us with an unknown cliffhanger. I LOVED that the narrator is Luke's sister Liz from Gilmore girls!
Yes! I have recommended it to my family and friends because it was a literary journey.
The story is broken up between various media. I.e. Emails, texts, etc. This gives the story an additional interest that isn't always there in contemporary writing.
My favorite scenes all involved Bernadette going off on various people. Her anger and emotion was raw and easy to understand in most situations, although it was ridiculous all the same.
When Bee realized that her mother would always be there for her, that really hit home.
I'm not usually a chick-lit/contemporary reader, but this book was so great to listen to, I've picked up many more books like it since I've finished it.