Saturday, October 20, 2012

2012 book 296

Lisa O'Donnell's The Death of Bees
This is getting a lot of early buzz, and with good reason--the story of two girls (one fifteen, brilliant and troubled, and one twelve, gifted and beyond eccentric) whose horrible parents die, and who bury them in the backyard because they don't want to be taken into foster care, and whose elderly/lonely/gay next door neighbor thinks they've been abandoned and wants to help them . . . well, it's all wonderful and a little bit devastating. A/A-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in February.

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