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Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
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Jan 27, 2008

did not like it

I didn't like the book. Although I thought the writing was good, I didn't like the way the story flowed.

It feels like I read three books. I would have enjoyed more insight on Eliza and the spelling bee experience. The sex scenes, don't really belong in the story - it seems they were added to keep the book from being a Junior High classic.

The different story lines didn't connect with Eliza. Although I "get" what she's doing - everything went to hell when Saul focuses on Eliza - I don't think Goldberg successfully made the connections. I didn't really like any of the characters, except perhaps Eliza. I did like the description of the kaleidescope room, but was lost in the whole Kabbalah thing. Don't understand Miriam or Saul.
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