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Author Topic: "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave  (Read 1063 times)

ILuvLucy

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"Little Bee" by Chris Cleave
« on: July 18, 2012, 04:17:54 PM »
This isn't a new book (copyright 2008), but I just finished it, and wonder if anyone else here has read it.  It was a great book, but I wish it didn't end where it did!  I would have loved one more chapter.  :)
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makinalist

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Re: "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 06:26:22 PM »
Nope - I had to Google to see what type of book it was.  Now I'm interested!  You do find the most unusual books...
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ILuvLucy

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Re: "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 06:40:28 PM »
I picked it up at our library's used book sale.  It's a moving story, but not really a happy one. A couple of harrowing scenes. Well written.
The proverb he snuck in after the last page:
"If your face is swollen from the severe beating of life, smile and pretend to be a fat man." ~~ Nigerian Proverb
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marci65

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Re: "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 09:57:22 PM »
I read it earlier either late last year or earlier this year.  It was a unique story.  I am like you -- a book may have been a bestseller a couple of years ago, but until it finds its way to me... it's still a "new hit" for me whenever I get to read it.  :)
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