Little Bee

Chris Cleave


This was a well-written thoughtful story of a young girl fleeing violence. Terrified for her life, she manages to reach the only people she knows in Great Britain. Accidentally released from a detainment center, she becomes part of the family, which includes a very annoying child. I could do without the plot moppet. YMMV.

Her insights and opinions of lifeĀ  in Great Britain form the most enjoyable aspect of the book. The author has chosen an ambiguous ending, which seems fitting for someone who doesn’t fit in where she came from nor where she is. A good book club choice, I think.