books, reviews

Book Review: The Bees – Laline PaullĀ 

This book’s premise is really interesting, charting a year in a bee hive from the perspective of one of the bees, Flora 717. 

Born into the lowest caste of bees, the sanitation workers, Flora 717 is a rather unusual bee. She makes her way through the hive, navigating the strict rules and life of the colony from Spring through Summer and Winter, days filled with Devotion and service. She witnesses extreme tragedy as well as joy, saves a few lives and learns that sometimes standing out is better  than fitting in. 

The writing is strong and pacey, the narrative flows well and I found it quite compelling. 

To be honest I wasn’t sure about this book buy in the end I was really pleased that I had read it.