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Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
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it was amazing

An incredible feat of a first novel. Of a tenth novel for that matter.

This is the story of a family and the secrets held by each of the members. Told over the arc of two seasons of spelling bees, the relationships between the various dyads are very finely drawn. Each family member is experiencing a kind of very personal suffering or angst, and the novel weaves their stories into a sort of coat of many colours.

It is not a sad book per se, but we meet these characters as they struggle to be true to themselves with sometimes unexpected results.

Highly recommended.
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Reading Progress

October 20, 2013 – Started Reading
October 20, 2013 – Shelved
October 22, 2013 –
page 178
October 22, 2013 – Finished Reading

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