Little Bee by Chris Cleave has been showing up on my Amazon.com recommendations list for quite a while now, and the other day as I was stocking up for the trip, I wandered into the book aisle at Target (always a mistake for me to wander into ANY book aisle) and I finally decided to go ahead and pick this book up and read it while on my recent vacation (more details on that trip to come). Here is what the back of the book says:
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:
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.
This was a GREAT book. I read it in under two days and was floored by this book. As the back of the book requests, I don't want to tell you anything about what happens in this book, but I do have to say it is incredibly moving and definitely make you think kind of book.
To any of my female readers out there, I would recommend this book. Not that I want to alienate my male readers, but this (as many of the books I read) is most definitely a woman-centric book. I'd love to hear your thoughts.....