Monday, January 17, 2011

Little Bee Review

We don't want to tell you what happens in this book.

It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it.
nevertheless, you need to know enough to buy it, so we will just say this:

This is the story of two women. Their lives collide one fateful day, and one of them has to make a terrible choice, the kind of choice we hope you never have to face. Two years later, they meet again - the story starts there ...

Once you have read it, you'll want to tell your friends about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens. The magic is in how the story unfolds.

The first thing you have to get use to is the language used. Half of the book is told by a refugee Nigerian girl, Little Bee, and she thinks and talks like a refugee, although she has learned English and she is quite good at it, even if she doesn't understand all that she says or hears. The other half of the book is told by a white Britain woman, so her story is easy to follow, once you figure out where you are picking up at.

Also the ending of this no ending at just ends. My thoughts from this ending is that they learn to face their demons and to stop running from them. Really the only refreshing point in this book is, Charlie, the little four year-old who goes the whole summer as batman fighting puffin, penguin, and all the baddies.

Really I don't recommend it at all, but you be your own judge. It will be interesting to see what this book club says about it, maybe me and Erica are clear over in left field on our feelings of this book compared to everyone else. OR Everyone else has been brainwashed by the Baddies...
Erica and I decided to join the Library's Book Club and give it a shot. January's book was Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Frankly I found this book, nowhere near what the outstanding reviews I read or the praise for it. It was a FLAT OUT depressing book. You might argue, well Marlynn you are 6 months prego and your hormones are bouncing all over, but Erica agrees, and she's not having hormone issues like me. Really we can't determine what the point of this book is. It's between: one, all the ways to kill yourself or two, learning to move on or three, to quit running from your demons and face them.

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