For me, it’s never easy to find a good book. Of course, there are the books like Fifty Shades of Grey that have incredible hype surrounding them (and I feel like it’s usually just that–lots of hype that turns into disappointment). But what about the millions of other titles to choose from? Barnes and Noble can be overwhelming to just browse, so I usually choose books based on recommendations from my friends.
My most recent recommendation was for Little Bee by Chris Cleave. It’s a story about refugee from Nigeria who seeks a better life in London. Following her release from a British immigration detention center, and knowing virtually no-one, Little Bee seeks out a couple she met on a beach in her homeland a few years earlier.
The book is told from alternating perspectives of Little Bee and Sarah, the journalist she met on the beach. Readers follow their individual struggles while each woman acts as a support system for the other. It’s a story about the unlikeliest of friends who use each other to try and escape their personal turmoil. The book is full of dramatic revelations and surprising twists that (I think) for the most part, are difficult to predict. Honestly, I don’t want to tell too much about the book in fear that I’ll spoil some of the “secrets.” But trust me, it’s so good!
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