Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Maria Semple

fiction contemporary mysterious medium-paced

330 pages | first published 2012

Description

Bernadette Fox has vanished.When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for the trip. But worn down by years of trying to liv...
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Moods

funny 71%
adventurous 55%
lighthearted 47%
mysterious 44%
emotional 31%
hopeful 17%
reflective 15%
inspiring 8%
sad 5%
dark 3%
relaxing 3%
tense 3%
challenging 2%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 32%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 38% | Plot: 11% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 11% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 20% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 68% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.85