There is no other way to say this without sounding like an annoying smart aleck but... I kind of read a lot of books. I'm also super critical and can find something wrong with nearly every book I read. For this same reason all of my favorite books happen to be classics (The Odyssey, Alice In Wonderland, Catcher In The Rye...) and will forever be disputed/praised. However! I started Little Bee this morning and I'm completely addicted!
I'm not done yet so fingers crossed I enjoy the ending or this post will be worthless. I'm extremely hopeful that this is will not happen though - the writing is just that wonderful. If you still aren't intrigued, I offer you a few words, verbatim, from the back cover: "We don't want to tell you what happens in this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know enough to buy it, so we will just say this: This is the story of two women. Their lives collide one fateful day, and one of them has to make a terrible choice, the kind of choice we hope you never have to face. Two years later, they meet again--the story starts there... Once you have read it, you'll want to tell your friends about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens. The magic is in how the story unfolds."
I also read White Girl Problems this week and although the writing is kind of at a third grade level, that makes it that much more hilarous. And as much as I hate to admit it, it is the story of all of our lives - I laughed from beginning to end because it's insanely accurate. BTW I also had a super uncomfortable moment with the lady at the book store when I asked her if she could help me find this book... She literally gave me elevator eyes then repeated the title back uber-slowly and in the form of a question, "white?....girl?....problems?...??" UGH.
Have you ever read Little Bee? White Girl Problems?
I'm not done with Little Bee yet so no spoilers please!!