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Little Bee by Chris Cleave
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Aug 21, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011-reads, fiction-literature

After finishing this book last night, I’m still scratching my head trying to figure it out. It begins at a detention center near London. Little Bee is released after spending 2 years there. At this point, you don’t know much about her or her background. You learn about the 4 women she gets released with and how they end up on a farm. Meanwhile, Andrew and Sarah, who live in a suburb of England, are linked to Little Bee somehow but little is revealed at this point. The story goes back and forth between past and present and little by little the story unfolds. I was into this book after about 30 pages. It was interesting, very unique. Little Bee is strong and determined. Andrew is weak. Sarah seems strong but makes bad decisions. Lawrence is despicable. And poor Charlie is caught in the middle. The end of this book was fast paced but I had a very hard time believing it. It ended so abruptly, I had to read it again to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I give this book a 5 for it’s extraordinary plot, however, overall it was disappointing to me. The ending ruined it.

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