(yay for bargain priced books)
I don't know what I was expecting from this book, but it definitely wasn't what I thought it would be.
“I felt so full of love for everything. But at the same time, I felt so hung out to dry there, like nobody could ever understand. I felt so alone in this world, and so loved at the same time.”
For starters the formatting was very different - the whole novel is comprised of letters, emails, random conversations and did bits of news paper articles. I definitely didn't except that. However I also feel that the format brought a lot of interesting perspectives to the story and with that a lot of dimension.
The novel kept my attention quite well, except maybe somewhere in the middle I got just a tiny bit bored, because one of the chapters contained a super long "magazine article" that I just wasn't that into. It was very important to the story, but it was written in a very dry manner.
“I'm not too good when exposed to people”
Bernadette was eccentric, unsociable and quirky and I was there or it! The book characters like those are the sunshine of my existence, sure she was no Eleanor Oliphant, but she was still pretty entertaining. The plot took a great turn somewhere a little bit past the half of the book and I absolutely loved how some things have fallen into place.
Overall this was a very quick, entertaining and pretty funny of a read. There was a lot of heart in it too. I think this novel would be perfect for the hot summer day, as some events do take place in cold Antarctica, so the readers can cool off, at least in their minds.
Freelance BETA reader.