Little Bee (Paperback)
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Short Description for Little Bee The publishers of Cleave's new novel don't want to spoil the story by revealing too much about it. They will say that the beach scene is brutal, and that it braids the fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British couple.
- Published: 16 February 2010
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781416589648 ISBN 10: 1416589643
- Sales rank: 1,139
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Reviews for Little Bee
Like others, I bought this novel based on its blurb which to me, promised mystery or at the very least, an extraordinary tale.
Unfortunately, the text failed to deliver either of the above and I found myself reading a simply written, ordinary story about a young Nigerian refugee who crosses paths with a well-meaning but useless British mother. The pace of the text is slow, with few revelations and not enough substance to keep you flicking through the pages. by Jessica Farquhar
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. 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 either. The magic is in how it unfolds.
The product description made me buy it, I have to say most people probably thought the same thing - INTERESTING-. It was a slow start at first three chapters. You'll be mystified as how the 2 main characters lives had crossed paths when they live thousands of miles away from each other.
A story of a Little Bee, a teenage Nigerian refugee and a British magazine Editor, Sarah collided one fateful day in an African beach. The consequences left them empty, hopeful, loved and in the end devastated.
Powerful and stunning, thought provoking. It covers relevant, true issues such as depression, suicide, asylum seekers and what they have to endure. It will make your heart ache and wishing that Little Bee will be able to find a place of her own to call home. by R.D-Diazunder review
Little Bee, where do I begin! It is one of those books that you need to pick up without knowing anything about it. So I won't say too much...it brings to heart all the confusion and disaster that surrounds the western world but comparatively uses the pain and confusion from a less fortunate country. Ultimately making you think and readjust your thought processes. Truly a beautiful read and I would recommend to everybody! by Chelsea Skals