Saturday, December 16, 2006

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

When, much to everyone’s amazement, Eliza Naumann, the under-achiever in her odd family, wins her school’s spelling bee and then the subsequent state spelling bee, the dynamics of her family change, and the family begins to unravel. There were some parts of the book (particularly in the first half ) where the author spends too much time describing Eliza’s study of words - and the book drags. Not one of my favorite books, but I’m glad I stuck with it.

1 comment:

Jonathan Pearson said...

I read Bee Season last year and I hated it. I guess it is one of those books that you either love or hate.