Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Holy Cow, Batman...Little Bee


This book is a good trick.  Wow!  You think you are going down one really twisted path, and then turn the page...bam!  New path.  New direction.

Chris Cleave, the author of this book, is writing from the perspective of two different women.  That, in itself, is impressive.  I am amazed that people have the sort of mind to creative these types of stories, so detailed and precise. 

I am highly suggesting this book.  It is a good read.  And this is coming from the girl who never read.  Ever.  This is my second book, the first being Eat, Pray, Love, since my adulthood.  Got it on Tuesday, finshed it on Sunday.  To me, that screams good book. 

And guess what?  I picked up Water for Elephants today.  I am impressing myself! 

I don't want to say too much about Little Bee, but I will leave you with some of the most memorable parts of the book, in my opinion. 

  • Page 9 
We must see all scars as beauty.  Okay?  This will be our secret.  Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying.  A scar means, I survived.

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  • Page 211
You live in a world of machines and you dream of things with beating hearts.  We dream of machines, because we see where beating hearts have left us.

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  • Page 218
...the boy's father had dark skin, darker even than my own, and the boy's mother was a white woman.  They were holding hands and smiling at their boy, whose skin was light brown.  It was the color of the man and the woman joined in happiness.  It was such a good color that tears came into my eyes.

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9 comments:

Nikosmommy said...

It's a great book eh?
You'll love water for elephants...not quite so "heavy" as Little bee...

blueviolet said...

I must have it! I'm going to put it in my Amazon cart now! Thank you!

Tiffany said...

Great excerpts! I saw this book the other day at Target and wanted to get it. I am going to add Little Bee to my lil' list, which only has one other book on it right now...Tina Fey's Bossypants. Thanks for the review!!

Cheryl Ann said...

i just finished Little Bee! what a crazy ride! i loved it, though. water for elephants is awesome, too - you're gonna love it!

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

I love that scar quote. Thanks for sharing! I'll check out the book. :D

undomestic chica said...

I totally need a new book so maybe this one's next! Water for Elephants was good, now I just need to see the movie!

bananas. said...

done with book 2, now on to book 3...look at you go, you little literary lady!

i haven't read little bee but i heard about it and so far it's been mixed reviews. right now i'm reading tina fey's bossypants which is AWESOME!!! talk about good quotes, her book is full of 'em!

Kayla said...

Intriguing...I'm putting it on my reading list - thanks for the suggestion!

georgia~gigi said...

Hm, might have to get that! Like every thing I do, I go in spurts! I have been really slacking on reading! Glad you are enjoying reading! I always feel so proud of myself when finish a book!
Love ya Meli Girl!\
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