“Little Bee”April 27, 2009 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Fiction | 1 Comment
Little Bee is a book of a higher order. It’s not just a fascinating read; it has more than charismatic characters; it goes beyond being simply unforgettable. Chris Cleave has written a book that has more to offer than entertainment, and asks more of the reader than simply to see the world in a different way.
The story starts with a mystery, something that has enough dramatic weight in itself to carry the story. When this mystery is resolved about a third of the way through the book, we are surprised to find that our involvement in the story only intensifies. This is part of why any review you will find of this book won’t tell you much of anything about the plot. (I never do that anyway, because I hate knowing the central plot point before I even crack the cover).
Little Bee is a serious book, yes, but it’s light-hearted in its own way. I found it uplifting, and I hope you do too.