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Hardcover The Bees Book

ISBN: 0062331159

ISBN13: 9780062331151

The Bees

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The Handmaid s Tale meets The Hunger Games in this brilliantly imagined debut set in an ancient culture where only the queen may breed and deformity means death.Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive s survival, her curiosity is regarded...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Fascinating book!

I was unsure about this book when I initially bought it, as it is from the viewpoint of a bee. However, I found myself drawn back to the story... anxious to find out what happened to Flora 717! The book gives so much insight into the fascinating inner workings of the hive and hierarchy of the various factions within the colony. I will definitely reread this book again.

Couldn't get its Wings

I really wanted to like this book - the idea sounds interesting and I am all unique narrators (told from a bee's POV). But this was jumbled and all over the place and could never hold my interest. Great idea that was very poorly executed.

So unique

This book is such an interesting one. Being from the perspective of the bees, it takes you into a different world. I have found people either love it or hate it, but it always makes them think about it and it stays with you for days after.

It was too strange for me

I was recommended this book, but for me personally the personal writing from the view of the man character being a bee was too strange for me. I thought the book would be interesting, but I wasn't able to read through the strangeness to really get into the book properly.

The worst book

This book made no sense what so ever. Never again

The Bees Mentions in Our Blog

The Bees in Women's Prize for Fiction: The Short List
Women's Prize for Fiction: The Short List
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 09, 2023

The distinguished Women's Prize for Fiction award celebrates women's creativity in the world and empowers women of all walks of life to raise their voices. This year's shortlist is made up of three first-time novelists, alongside three novels by previous winners and shortlisted authors.

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