Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Little Bee

Chris Cleave

fiction historical emotional reflective fast-paced

275 pages | first published 2008

Description

From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London.
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Moods

emotional 71%
sad 61%
reflective 57%
dark 45%
challenging 33%
tense 30%
adventurous 23%
informative 16%
inspiring 16%
hopeful 9%
funny 7%
mysterious 4%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 31%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 42% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 42% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 10% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.57