Friday, May 8, 2009

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

This was on several different recommended book lists so I knew I wanted to give it a try. I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the story. It is interesting because the book jacket doesn't give much away as to what the story is about which of course perked my interest. It is about a young girl from Nigeria who encounters a British couple while they are on vacation in Nigeria. Something horrific happens on the beach in Nigeria and the lives of these three individuals will never be the same. Several years later the young girl makes her way to England and her life crosses paths with the British couple once again. This was an easy book to read and I found the story enjoyable. There were parts in the book when I didn't exactly like what the characters did, but I guess that is what happens with certain books. I think most readers would enjoy the story of Little Bee.