We don't want to tell you what happens in this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. nevertheless, you need to know enough to buy it, so we will just say this:I stumbled across this book at a book sale. There was so much hype on the cover that I was a bit leery to read it. I bought it anyway. The book drew me in right away. As the blurb above asks, I will not give away the story, though I did not find it as extraordinary as it claimed.
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
Little Bee is a refugee from Nigeria, Sarah is a British magazine editor. A horror pulls them together on the beaches of Africa. From then on, their lives are never the same.
Cleave weaves in and out of the two narrators effortlessly. You can very easily see the difference in the voice. Little Bees voice captures you from the beginning while Sarahs is just merely there. The book is both heart-wrenching and slightly humorous and uplifting. Though the ending did leave me wanting a bit more.
3.5 out of 5 stars.
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