We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn't.
And it's what happens afterwards that is most important.
Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.
©2008 Chris Cleave (P)2010 Isis Publishing Ltd
Didnt like this at all
It was given such high regard the first I heard of it. When I checked comments after I read it most people felt the same way. A waste of time
Purely the storytelling ability of Chris Cleave. The story is unexpected, and manages to be both sad & delightful at once.
Probably Sarah. Someone who had the guts to do what she did not knowing what the outcome would be. But Little Bee has to be my favourite too. She is so intelligent & caring. A wonderful young person.
Zanubia Zafeera did a wonderful job of playing Little Bee. Such warmth & beauty.
Little Bee. I am trying so hard not to give the story away at all, but I am left feeling for her after reading the story.
This read is not too light, not too heavy - just right. It's a story that would appeal to most if not all readers & there is some enlightenment in there too. Lots of questions...I found myself asking my husband if you were [insert situation from the book here] what would you do? But even more I found I was asking myself. I am a very black & white person, but nothing is straightforward.
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