This was one crazy book! Kooky and fun to read! The unique style of writing by Maria Semple was very enjoyable to read. Bee's talented and ingenious parents move the family to Seattle so her Dad, Elgie, can take a job with Microsoft. But as one disaster leads to another, the pressure forces her mother, Bernadette, to run away rather than deal with her life.
After much searching it is discovered that Bernadette went on the family trip alone to Antarctica. Bernadette disappears from the ship before it's return. Bee is heartbroken but refuses to believe that her mom is not coming back. The ending is as enjoyable as the beginning and the middle of this book. Read it for a hilarious time!