The Bees by Laline Paull

The Bees

Laline Paull

fiction fantasy adventurous mysterious tense medium-paced

340 pages | first published 2014

Description

The Handmaid's Tale meets The Hunger Games in this brilliantly imagined debut. Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacri...
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Moods

adventurous 74%
tense 45%
mysterious 40%
dark 34%
hopeful 28%
informative 25%
challenging 20%
reflective 17%
emotional 14%
inspiring 11%
lighthearted 11%
funny 5%
sad 5%

Pace

medium 62%
fast 21%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Character: 25% | Plot: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 15% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 22% | N/A: 20% | Yes: 17%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 34% | No: 18% | N/A: 9%

Average rating

3.63