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The Honey Thief
The Honey Thief
Author: Elizabeth Graver
Elizabeth Graver's first novel, Unravelling, was hailed on publication as "exceptional" (The New York Times Book Review), "a pleasure" (The New Yorker), and "exquisitely poignant and sensual" (The Boston Globe). Now, in her second novel, she proves herself to be a major voice in American fiction. The summer that eleven-year-old Eva is caught sho...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780156013901
ISBN-10: 0156013908
Publication Date: 9/28/2000
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
excellent story. the best book i've read in the past year. the author does a wonderful job - you have empathy for the characters, yet do not feel sorry for them.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a great book. Once I started it, I could hardly put it down. A young girl befriends an elderly man and learns from him. I would be interested in reading more by this author because I really enjoyed this one.
bothrootes avatar reviewed The Honey Thief on + 205 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book! If you liked "The Secret Life of Bees" you need to read this book. Eva, a young girl who has lost her father moves to the country because her mother thinks it will be good for Eva to be away from the city and the memories of her father's death. Having no friends and a mother that is at work most of the day, Eva wanders the country side on her bike and finds a table with jars of honey being sold on the honor system. She becomes facinated by the honey and soon finds the bee hives and developes a freindship with Burl, a lonely bee keeper. Seeing the world through Eva's eyes makes for a good read and an interesting insite into the story as well.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great read, similar to The Secret Life of Bees. A story about growing up, family, and adolesence.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. I appreciated the perspective of eleven-year-old narrator Eva as she faced a huge change in her life. I also liked that it wasn't a tired and over-used topic.
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bookgoddessme avatar reviewed The Honey Thief on + 106 more book reviews
Enjoyed meeting all the characters and seeing their flaws. I really felt for them when they perpetuated their own misery by not following their hearts. Good, entertaining story, easy to follow and enjoy. Graver really created people that were easy to believe and care about.

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Eva (Primary Character)
Miriam (Primary Character)
Burl (Primary Character)
Francis (Major Character)
Flavia (Minor Character)
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