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Maria Semple

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Maria Semple is the bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette and Today Will Be Different. Maria attended college at Barnard, where she majored in English. After graduating she wrote for the television shows 90210, Mad About You, Arrested Development and others. Her first novel, This One Is mostra altro Mine was published by Little, Brown in 2008. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

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I can't put into words the joy this book brought me while I was reading it. As a teacher, I totally understand some of the things Bernadette goes through and find it hilarious her reaction to everything. Although I did find some of the things in this plot to be a little unrealistic, it didn't change the way I felt about this book after I was done.

Semple does an amazing job with this novel, incorporating different writing techniques and literary devices, which made this read even better than what I anticipated.

Can I also say that I love the fact that it takes place in Seattle.
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prebs29 | 547 altre recensioni | Jul 6, 2024 |
So far, this is a hoot! up to page 108
Rory_Bergin | 547 altre recensioni | Jun 11, 2024 |
For me the book started off a little slow, and it took me a bit to really get into it. But once I got past all that, I couldn't put it down. I figured things out about Jeremy before Sally did, I laughed and fell in love with Teddy. Violet, oh I connected with her in so many ways. My heart stopped when Dot fell and I wanted to hurt Kurt right along with David.
I fell hard for David, even though he can be an a** at times.
I cried at the end of the book, but would read it again and again just to see the love blossom between them all and know that in the end, everyone was ok with were they are in life.
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chaoticmel | 33 altre recensioni | May 18, 2024 |
Hmmm.....where to start...I have a love/hate relationship with this could have been should have been great....but it ended up being just ok.

The love: the characters are amazing, likable, and interesting....the humor was laugh out loud funny at times.......the family dynamics were entertaining.....the pace was good.

The hate: the style......I get where the writer was going here, and I even appreciate the can be great when done correctly. I've read a few books in this correspondence style that I really enjoyed. Unfortunately, Semple veered too far from reality...the, letters, etc.....were just unrealistically one communicates the way thats used here. The plot....while I appreciate the premise.....again, Semple veers too far from real life her quest for creating quirky, adventurous, and unique....she created outlandish, silly and quixotic. The was far too abrupt and anticlimactic.

I struggled with how to rate this book...I teetered between 2.5 stars and the end, I felt that the interesting characters alone were worth the 3 stars.....I just would have loved to see them fleshed out abit more....and in a more true to life form.
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Jfranklin592262 | 547 altre recensioni | May 6, 2024 |


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