"Where'd you go, Bernadette" - Maria Semple
Initial Response: Relatable-Humor
First Sentence: "Monday, November 15 Galer Street School is a place where compassion, academics, and global connectitude join together to create civic-minded citizens of a sustainable and diverse plant. " - Maria Semple
From the Reader: I am one day late, but this book review goes out to my mother. I read this and recommended it to her right away! Bernadette reminded me of my mom in all the best ways; her creative edge, determined ways, acceptance of adventure and overall quirky style made her one of my all time favorite characters. In general, society is quick to judge and fast to say hurtful words without knowing the full story. Let this story teach us to love our neighbor odd ball and accept all of our wonderfully quirky ways.
Best With: I attempted to make my own lemonade, I had the impression it would be vastly difficult. NOPE! Lemons, water and sugar....LOTS of sugar! It was both refreshing, bitter at first and sweet at the end of the process. Much like this book :)
Exclamation: You are never too young, old, different or busy to keep perusing what you love.
Recommend to: Mothers! Or Fathers, tech lovers, interior designers, artists, daughters, a friend in need of a laugh, someone feeling overlooked, a person who is misunderstood and adventurers.
Ideal reading spot: Outside on the deck! Or your next trip to either Seattle or somewhere very cold.
Category: Clear Skies. It was a hilarious read, BUT it shines lights on some real truths about talent that is hidden under our social values and perceived niceties.
Reading Level: College and Up! (but if you are ahead of your level go for it high schoolers :) )
Finale: Love your mom, and always be there for family.
-Thee Reader Bee