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Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
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Jun 23, 2012

did not like it

Words cannot describe how much i HATED this book. I will attempt it anyways. In fact, it doesn't even deserve one star. It started out just fine, a young girl who was never thought to be that smart discovers she has a talent for spelling and decides to enter the spelling bee. At this point, I thought "Ok, so this is kind of cute I guess". I was wrong. Horribly, horribly wrong. This book is messed up. The mother deserves to be in a mental facility, that dad is as vain as can be, and their teenage son is reckless in his own sense. There is not much more that could have been done to mess up this family. It's almost like Goldberg began writing and midway through thought, "hmm...what can I do to make this seem like the worst family ever created?" I mean, the family is so messed up that it doesn't even seem real. Goldberg attempts to paint a picture of a typical American household but fails miserably.

Aside from the plot, the writing was horrible. When reading a book, I tend to analyze the characters. Upon analyzing these characters, I found nothing. To me, they were very one-dimensional. It seemed like they were simply photos of people, not actual people. I couldn't connect to any of them. Meanwhile, I was distracted by the terrible writing. It reads like thesaurus threw up on it. An 8th grader could have done better.

My final words to you: Don't read this book.
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April Lyn "hmm...what can I do to make this seem like the worst family ever created?"


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