Little Bee: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 10, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
49 Reviews
The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller and book club favorite from Chris Cleave.

We don’t want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn’t. And it’s what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you’ll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don’t tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.
 

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Great book club selection! - Borders
The only thing I didnt like was the ending. - Borders
... view spoiler)[I wanted a happier ending. - Goodreads
As a result I completed research on the internet... - Borders

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User Review  - jo98502 - Overstock.com

This is a pretty interesting story. There are some abrupt shifts in the characters attitudes/story lines that don't make a whole lot of sense. Seems like the shifts could have been written a little less oddly. But still a good read. ... Read full review

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User Review  - Colleen (of the Crawling Chaos) - Goodreads

I'm sort of bouncing back and forth between 2 and 3. I need time to think about it. *** I've decided to give it 2 1/2, because it was pretty good - and that's how I'm rating it. Not in the sense that ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
21
Section 3
45
Section 4
86
Section 5
127
Section 6
150
Section 7
179
Section 8
198
Section 9
210
Section 10
232
Section 11
240
Section 12
269
Section 13
273
Section 14
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Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Chris Cleave is the author of Incendiary and the #1 New York Times bestseller Little Bee. He lives with his wife and three children in Kingston-upon-Thames, England. Visit him at ChrisCleave.com or on Twitter @ChrisCleave.

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