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.
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.
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.
Great read, similar to The Secret Life of Bees. A story about growing up, family, and adolesence.
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.