When I was deciding if I should read this book, which everyone told me I should read, I tried to find out what it was about. This was all I could find:
WE DON’T WANT TO TELL YOU TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS BOOK.
It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it.
Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this:
It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific.
The story starts there, but the book doesn’t.
And it’s what happens afterward that is most important.
Once you have read it, you’ll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don’t tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.
Now that I’ve read it, I don’t know how to write a review, since I can’t tell you about the book. First I didn’t think it was truly special or extremely funny. It was funny in parts, the rest is true. Except for me wanting to tell everyone about it. It was an interesting story, told from the view of Little Bee and Sarah, who have a horrific encounter on an African beach. It is one in a series of horrific events for Little Bee, apparently the first horror Sarah has experienced and it changes both their lives. Little Bee’s life is a series of unfortunate accidents, which don’t stop after she leaves Africa. The ending is inevitable.