Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell
Another book I normally wouldn't have picked, but saw it on another blog, "A riveting, brilliantly written debut novel, The Death of Bees is a coming-of-age story in which two young sisters attempt to hold the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents."
Sounds pretty interesting huh?
Told in alternative voices - the two sisters and their neighbor, the voices were quite strong. Though it did take some time getting used to the slangs and language used. This is definitely a character driven novel, as the characters are much stronger than the plot which is a shame because I was expecting the secrets to be more mind-blowing.
I guess once again, my love for murder/mystery books tinted my expectation of other books that had a mysterious element... which didn't turn out to be much of a twist after all.
Note - The book was borrowed from the library.
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