Where'd you go, bernadette
I never really paid attention to this book when it was released, then I saw the movie preview and thought, I better read it before the movie comes out. In the preview I saw, it looks like the daughter goes missing forcing her eccentric parents to go on some sort of adventure scavenger hunt to find her. I either misunderstood, they were purposefully misleading or they really changed the movie, because the mother is the one who goes missing.
I almost gave up on this book twice. The first time was because the main characters are awful, they are intellectual snobs, who seemingly go out of their way to start petty wars with people in their community. Since, I had seen the preview and knew the parents were going to be drawn out of their isolation to find their daughter, I kept going, hoping everyone would be decent people at the end. Then the author started talking about the daughter, Bee’s, health problems. I literally stopped reading and looked up a book synopsis to make sure that the daughter doesn’t die. Sorry, I just don’t like sad books. After reading the summary, I felt pretty confident that they were not going to kill the daughter, so I kept reading.
Of course, the mom was awful for a good reason and everyone grew and changed by the end of the book. This is a fun page turner, with really great imagery of Antarctica, which I now need to visit. Can’t wait for the movie!
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