The Bees by Laline Paull
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What an amazing ride!!!!
This was a glorious tale, I really enjoyed it! I'd been looking since Mort e for another book that brought animals to a level of human consciousness. I would have enjoyed almost anything similar, but this one is probably the best recommendations that the Goodreads audience has given me!
This book follows the story of a lowly sanitation worker bee, Flora 717, and how her life is within the colony. She has an overwhelming love for the Queen, the Holy Mother, and there is almost a religious fury in her devotion but a moral tale that everyone sins is woven through it. No one but the Queen may breed, but Flora (who lay three eggs of her own) loved each one with a fervent abandon while she is cognizant of her sins against the hive and Holy Mother.
Flora teaches that no one is perfect and sometimes that imperfection can be a wonderful thing!
Five hearty stars and two enthusiastic thumbs up for this one! If you have any recommendations for stories similar, please let me know!
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