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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (292 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathe Koja Narrator: Sarah Gorman Publisher: Full Cast Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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About to graduate from high school, quivering on the edge of adulthood, Dana, Avra, and Emil are locked in an intricate dance of commitment, desire, and promises. Dana, investigating the enigmatic world of bees, is ready to pursue her education as a science writer. Avra is longing to bolt for freedom. And Emil... well, Emil is keeping his own counsel.

No one doubts that Avra is the queen of this tiny hive. But queens can be demanding, and when royalty oversteps its bounds, a revolution may occur. For when the lines of love and loyalty cross, they make a point as sharp as a sting. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Corrie | 2/10/2014

    " Most readers will be able to relate well to the narrator's third-wheel situation. The information about "bees" and "bee culture" was a nice touch :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erica - Bonner Springs Library | 2/2/2014

    " I loved this book! I completely identified with Dana, the narrator. I can only remember all too well how it felt to be the third wheel and be secretly "in love" with my friend's boyfriend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alison | 2/1/2014

    " This weekend I was weeding the piles galleys I hadn't found time to read, FORCING myself to whittle down the stack. When I got to this book and did the mental "Will I ever get to it debate?" I thought I'd just read the first page and see if it grabbed me. If not? Discard city. Not only did the first page grab me, I read the entire book that day, feeling completely taken in by the story, loving the apiculture facts I learned along the way. This is a beautiful novel about relationships -- not just the romantic type, but the friends-for-reasons-neither-entirely-understands type too. This would be a great choice for high school-aged girls who are growing up, moving on, opting out of unfullfilling friendships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cynthia | 1/29/2014

    " There were many parts of this book that I loved, loved, loved. Koje uses beautiful language--that I love. I also loved the carefully drawn portrayal of a dysfunctional friendship between girls. I loved the romance aspect and the sexual tension between Dana and Emil. That being said, the device of the bee project just didn't work for me and got in the way of my enjoyment of the story. The Secret Life of Bees is a book that I love, but even in that book I skipped all the bee background at the beginnings of chapters after a while. So maybe I'm just anti-bee. I'm not overly fond of honey! "

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