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The Death of Bees - Lisa O'Donnell
The Death of Bees
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Today is Christmas Eve. Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved. Marnie and her little sister, Nelly, are on their own now. Only they know what happened to their parents, Izzy and Gene, and they aren't telling. While life... show more
Today is Christmas Eve. Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved. Marnie and her little sister, Nelly, are on their own now. Only they know what happened to their parents, Izzy and Gene, and they aren't telling. While life in Glasgow's Maryhill housing estate isn't grand, the girls do have each other. Besides, it's only a year until Marnie will be considered an adult and can legally take care of them both. As the New Year comes and goes, Lennie, the old man next door, realizes that his young neighbors are alone and need his help. Or does he need theirs? Lennie takes them in—feeds them, clothes them, protects them—and something like a family forms. But soon enough, the sisters' friends, their teachers, and the authorities start asking tougher questions. As one lie leads to another, dark secrets about the girls' family surface, creating complications that threaten to tear them apart. Written with fierce sympathy and beautiful precision, told in alternating voices, The Death of Bees is an enchanting, grimly comic tale of three lost souls who, unable to answer for themselves, can answer only for one another.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062209849 (0062209841)
ASIN: 62209841
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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NiWa
NiWa rated it
5.0 Bezaubernd, drückend, niederschmetternd
Die Schwestern Marnie und Nelly legen auf den Hl. Abend nicht viel wert, weil es auch ihre Eltern nie getan haben. Aber dieses Weihnachten ist sogar für die Geschwister der Gipfel, denn sie stehen vor einem Loch im Garten, das sie für die Leichen ihrer Eltern gegraben haben.Schnell ist ein Vorwand k...
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it
0.0 The Death of Bees
The synopsis was interesting -- promising, even. However, I had the hardest time reading it. I wanted to stop not 20 pages in, and actually called it quits about halfway through. There was a lot of cussing from a disillusioned and streetwise-beyond-her-years 15-year-old. There was also drug abuse an...
What.
What. rated it
5.0 The Death of Bees
I nearly gave this book 4 stars but then I remembered how quickly it drew me in, and I thought about how terrible I felt any time I had to put it down to do something else (like eat or sleep). A book I never want to put down deserves the full 5 stars, I think. It kind of sounds like the book is ab...
Twitchy Witchy Girl
Twitchy Witchy Girl rated it
5.0 The Death of Bees
I don't know what I was expecting when I started this book, but I know this was not it. It made me feel so many different emotions; happy, disgusted, uncomfortable, sad, etc, ect. This book is very unique and the author has such talent! One of my favorites for sure
Zahnfeen-Welt
Zahnfeen-Welt rated it
4.0 heute haben wir unsere Eltern im Garten begraben..
nhalt: Heiligabend in Glasgow: Die fünfzehnjährige Marnie und ihre kleine Schwester Nelly haben gerade ihre toten Eltern im Garten vergraben. Niemand sonst weiß, dass sie da liegen und wie sie dahin gekommen sind. Und die Geschwister werden es niemandem sagen. Irgendwie müssen sie jetzt allein über ...
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