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The Bee-Loud Glade by Steve Himmer
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Oct 28, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: giveaway-sweepstakes, adult-fiction
Read in October, 2011

Finch loses his job and shortly after he begins to unravel...until he responds to an email, set in motion by Mr. Crane, that gives Finch an opportunity to live his life as a hermit.

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Himmer‘s structuring of The Bee Loud Glade aided in the development of Finch’s character. I sometimes struggle with shorter chapters but I think Himmer deliberately choose brief chapters to slow the pace of the story. The slower pace allowed me to notice subtle changes in Finch’s character and better understand the significance of events. My only criticism is that I would have liked to see Finch have more interactions with the hikers, Smithee, Mr. Crane, or anyone. I understand that defeats the whole hermit thing, but the scenes with interaction kept me engaged and allowed me to relate to Finch.

*Received the book as the winner of TNBBC's Giveaway & Monthly Book Club read in October 2011. Thank you!
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