I’m happy to jump on the praise bandwagon with this one! This is one of those books where reading about story line won’t necessarily draw you in, but I promise that once you begin the first chapter of this book, you’ll be hooked!
Bee is a bright teenager who attends an elite middle school in Seattle. Her father is a bigwig at Microsoft and her mother, Bernadette, is a famous architect now living a reclusive life as a stay-at-home mom. They live in a crumbling mansion that was once a former dormitory, and battle a crazy neighbor and school parents, whom Bernadette refers to as “gnats.” The chaos begins when the family plans a trip to Antarctica (a reward for Bee’s perfect academic record).
This is a fun, hugely entertaining novel, and not to be missed! So glad I picked it up!
4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2012