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Bee Season

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The first sentence was all it took for me to fall in love with Myla Goldberg's debut novel. Her writing is so delicately made that it is an art form in itself. It is gorgeous, as is the story it tells, one of hope, and loss, and the love of a family that has quite frank...
The first sentence was all it took for me to fall in love with Myla Goldberg's debut novel. Her writing is so delicately made that it is an art form in itself. It is gorgeous, as is the story it tells, one of hope, and loss, and the love of a family that has quite frankly fallen apart and trying to stitch it all back together.

posted by Anonymous on April 18, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Literary Vomit - I know, I'm being harsh, but...

this book could not have been a bigger disappointment. I regret not reading the reader reviews prior to purchasing the book- I would have saved myself time and money. As the other reviewers have noted, the writer has an incredible ability with words, however, the stor...
this book could not have been a bigger disappointment. I regret not reading the reader reviews prior to purchasing the book- I would have saved myself time and money. As the other reviewers have noted, the writer has an incredible ability with words, however, the story was unrealistic and painful to read (in that it was difficult to fully get into the story). Moreover, it seemed that there was little 'story' and more description. For example, it would take a page to describe one simple object (of course, I exaggerate, but you get the idea). I, literally, had to force myself to finish the book. If you are consisdering purchasing this book, please reconsider. There are more enjoyable books on the market!

posted by Anonymous on November 1, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2009

    I did not like this book!

    While I found Bee Season engrossing and interesting I found it disturbing with an unsatisfactory ending. It is not enjoyable to read about a dysfunctional and disturbed family. I may have liked it better if there was some more positive resolution at the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2006

    not as good as the hype

    i thought this book was good, but after all the hype, i honestly expected it to be much better. it didn't totally draw me in, and some of it was kinda weird. the most interesting part was the mom and her condition, which i wish would've been a bigger part of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2005

    Interesting but so sad...

    I did hear about this book from many people and because of the hype I was expecting great things. I was expecting a strong voice and beautiful writing, which I found. I wasn't expecting to put the story down feeling sad and dissapointed in this particular family. It was a lovely and creative story, but much sadder than I ever expected. It wasn't sad in a cry your eyes out way, it was sad in a sense of desperation. I will try and read her other books because she has an obvious talent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2005

    Great read!

    Bee Season is a compelling coming-of-age novel. Whether readers can relate to Judaism, spelling bees, intellectualism or spiritual awakening ... all can relate to Eliza's struggle to establish her own identity within her family sphere. All the characters are searching for love, approval and meaning in their lives, and Goldberg presents their stories in a relatable, compassionate way. Bee Season is absorbing, interesting and causes you to think about your own family and your journey to autonomy. It poses the question: how do we deal with the good/bad in any family, and how do those lessons shape us into adulthood?

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