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October Book Review: The Bees

My Reasons For Reading This Book

My mom read this book a few months ago and just raved about how imaginative and creative this book was and said that I had to read The Bees by Laline Paull

Content of This Book

This book follows the life of Flora 717 a sanitation worker, the lowest of the low in the ranking of the hive. It quickly becomes apparent that she is not like the other bees. As the book progresses trouble surrounding the survival of the hive. Flora begins entertaining her curiosity which starts to get her into trouble. But her qualities of strength and courage lead her to be able to help the hive in ways that a sanitation normally would not be able to do. Flora breaks the most scared law- questioning the Queen Bee's fertility. The hive is run in an ancient societal way in which everyone has a class or a ranking and the Queen is the only one who can breed. 717's adventures take her outside of the hive and into the really world where she is faced with challenges, truth-telling spiders, and nasty wasps. The story of Flora and her struggling hive is suspenseful and thrilling mixed in with a whole lot of creativity. 

What I Liked About This Book

For starters, I loved the descriptive imagery of this book. Of all of the books I have read in 2018, this book is at the top of the list for the best descriptions and amazing imagery. Laline has a way of writing that sucks you into the story to where you feel the sensations of the bees. The descriptions in the first half of this book brought me peace and tranquility which I have never experienced from a book quite like the way I did from The Bees. You can picture exactly what is happening throughout the whole book due to the excellent descriptions. I also liked the way in which this book transitioned from one chapter to the next. The book flowed together in an easy to read and follow way that did not leave any questions or confusion. 

What I Disliked About This Book

I cannot think of anything that I disliked about this book. 

Would I Recommend This Book

I would recommend this book to everyone and anybody. It is an amazingly written book with a thrilling and suspenseful plot. If you have read this book and loved it as much as I did please leave a comment letting me know what you loved most about it.

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