Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple

"The truth is complicated. There's no way one person can ever know everything about another person."

I think you either have to be odd or enjoy reading about an odd person to really like this book. I am a bit odd myself so I ended up liking this overall. The further along you read in this book the odder Bernadette and the plot (certain points of the plot become unrealistic) become.


Bernadette was quite an interesting character and I was really fascinated by her throughout the book. I was really interested in what had happened to her in the past that made her become who she was. Ultimately I was a bit disappointed when the past was revealed as I thought it would have been something bigger than what it was. What I really loved about Bernadette was her mother daughter relationship with Bee.


I liked most of the plot of this book but felt like certain things towards the end definitely were too unrealistic. I don't want to spoil anything for other readers but I really don't think that anything that Bernadette did towards the end could or would ever happen.


The good outweighed the bad for me and I really enjoyed how the story was presented. If you're looking for something a bit odd but entertaining nonetheless then this book is for you.