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Beholding Bee

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    This is a very special kind of ghost story for anyone who has ever felt the need to hide.

    When Bee runs away from the carnival where shes lived her whole life,she meets 2 mysterious old woman. They gently push Bee out of hiding to face both the scary things and the beautiful.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2013

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    Young Bee is an orphan.  When her parents are killed while worki

    Young Bee is an orphan.  When her parents are killed while working for a carnival she is allowed to stay on with Pauline.  Pauline raises her until their boss sends Pauline away. Then her friend Bobby, who runs the pig races goes off to work in a factory.  Bee has always felt alone, but never as alone as she does now.  She is born with a birthmark that covers one side of her face. This subjects her to taunts and teasing.  Now her protectors are gone.  Bee decides it is time to leave the carnival and find a permanent place to stay.  She and a dog she had found set off until they find the perfect gingerbread looking house.  There she finds Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Potter.  Mrs. Potter has been visiting her since her parents died.  The problem is no one else can see her or Mrs. Swift.  Through their love and lessons Bee must learn to stand on her own and become the person she was born to be.  You must read this book.  I was sucked in emotionally form the beginning.  You want to pity Bee, but at the same time you want to scream at her to stand up to those who bully her.  It is a story that takes place during the time when America is at war with Japan.  Families are separated and people are bullied for all kinds of things.  Being different brought out the bully in people you wouldn't expect to be bullies.  There are lessons for everyone to learn.  Kids will love this book because they will be able to relate to the different types of bullying.  They will learn because they will be able to sympathize with the victims.  This is a book that not only kids but adults will enjoy.  If I could make it a rule every school would read this book at the beginning of the year.  In many ways it reminded me of the book Wonder.  If you liked that book you will LOVE this one. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Beholding bee

    i didn't read the book ( sorry ) but i checked it out and itsounds suberb. anyway, has anybody ever read the fablehaven its really really good. TRY IT SERIOUSLY YOULL LOVE IT. sorry but anyway beholding bee is supposed to be awesome more later when ive read it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    A wonderful and endearing story! My daughter and I read this book together for her library book talk and we enjoyed it immensely wishing it would never end. An empowering period story that should be read by all young girls!

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