Author: Chris Cleave
Length: 267 pages
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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:
This is the story of two women: Their lives collide one fateful day, and one of them has to make a terrible choice, the kind of choice we hope you never have to face. Two years later, they meet again-- the story starts there...
Once you have read it, you'll want to tell your friends about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens. The magic is in how the story unfolds.
My Thoughts:This was a very interesting story. I'm not going to say anything relating to the plot as I wish to respect the author's wishes. I loved hearing from Little Bee. Her character and point of view were compelling and well written. I felt as if she was speaking directly to me. She managed to make me feel empathy for her and slightly ashamed of "Us" as a population at the same time. This book will make you question your own beliefs as well as tell you the story of a world few of us think to consider. Are you curious? If so it is worth your time to see what the fuss is about.