Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Book Review: The Death Of Bees

"The Death of Bees" by Lisa O'Donnell is a chilling tale of a drug fueled dysfunctional family. Narrated by three characters, it begins with two orphans hiding a terrible secret in their yard. Fending unsuccessfully for themselves, they find love and protection in the most unlikely places. In this upside down world, parents are the villains and drug dealers and sex offenders turn out to be heroes. While I wasn't surprised by the ending, it was touching. What did bother me was the indifferent way the teens handled sex abuse as well as murder.  Each child hid secrets to protect the other and in this warped world, every safe haven appeared to have poison deep within. 

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

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