Little Bee

by Chris Cleave | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1416589643 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 8/26/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, August 26, 2022
This trade paperback (c. 2008) is one of nine books donated in August, 2022, from Rose Hill Falls Little Free Library in Rockville, Maryland, USA, to the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720). Thank you so much!

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, August 26, 2022
This is what I wrote after I read another copy of this book in 2012...

Little Bee is the name of a young girl from Nigeria who ends up in England as an illegal immigrant. She has the address of a man, Andrew, whom she met in Nigeria and learns how to get to his house, thinking that he might be able to help her out. Reading this story, we come to learn the reasons behind that man's having been in Nigeria as well as the unfortunate circumstances regarding him seeing her again.

What I especially liked about this story was that the protagonist was from Nigeria. Despite the many people I know from that country, I've never read a novel that has had part of its setting there. Sadly, we learn about how oil wealth has made Nigeria a dangerous place. In addition, we learn that England is not a particularly hospitable place for Nigerian refugees who, at times, are truly running for their lives.

This novel ultimately turns out to be a story of friendship, the one that grows between Little Bee and Andrew's wife, Sara. Despite the fact that the story was narrated from the points of view of Little Bee and Sara, I felt that there could have been much more depth to it. Nevertheless, it kept up my interest and made me aware of the sad fate of illegal immigrants from Nigeria to England.

I'm releasing this book for...

***The The January 2023 Clean Start Release Challenge hosted by NancyNova. The book title contains the word BEE .

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Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, January 20, 2023
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Released 1 mo ago (1/29/2023 UTC) at Little Free Library (unregistered) -- 318 Broadwood in Rockville, Maryland USA

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