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“Worlds Collide...”

The lovely and emotional story of a British woman and a teenage refugee reunited years after a horrific event on a Nigerian beach changed their lives forever.
Scribd Editor
The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller and book club favorite from Chris Cleave.

We don’t want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn’t. And it’s what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you’ll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don’t tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.

Topics: Africa, London, Refugees, Haunting, Funny, Grief, Female Friendship, Globalization, and British Author

Published: Simon & Schuster on
ISBN: 9781416593836
List price: $11.65
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    I have mixed feelings about this story of a Nigerian girl who witnesses the annihilation of her village, manages to escape to England where she is held in an immigration detention center for two years. Her reunion with the English couple she encountered on the beach under horrible circumstances results in further tragedy. This is certainly a story about courage, about what makes life worth living, and about identity, among other things. While some of the episodes were starkly real, others seemed unlikely. Not a favorite.more
    Joy in heartache
    a precious jewel.
    This story interweaves joys and heartaches with in-depth insight into human nature and our will to live.
    While reminding us to live life to the fullest, and fully embrace the little things and the loved ones in our lives,
    it shakes us and awakens us to remember
    monsters still roam the earth.
    All the while quietly asking each of us:
    What are You doing about it?
    The author artfully weaves reality into a story: Little Bee.
    5STARS***** !
    it was difficult to put down and I was not ready for it to end. but alas, all good things...more
    This book is strange and unrealistic and there are moments that suggest that it's still salvageable but then the end arrives and it jumps to such a degree of implausibility.more
    I enjoyed this overall. I felt it started out strong, but then was lacking. more
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    I have mixed feelings about this story of a Nigerian girl who witnesses the annihilation of her village, manages to escape to England where she is held in an immigration detention center for two years. Her reunion with the English couple she encountered on the beach under horrible circumstances results in further tragedy. This is certainly a story about courage, about what makes life worth living, and about identity, among other things. While some of the episodes were starkly real, others seemed unlikely. Not a favorite.more
    Joy in heartache
    a precious jewel.
    This story interweaves joys and heartaches with in-depth insight into human nature and our will to live.
    While reminding us to live life to the fullest, and fully embrace the little things and the loved ones in our lives,
    it shakes us and awakens us to remember
    monsters still roam the earth.
    All the while quietly asking each of us:
    What are You doing about it?
    The author artfully weaves reality into a story: Little Bee.
    5STARS***** !
    it was difficult to put down and I was not ready for it to end. but alas, all good things...more
    This book is strange and unrealistic and there are moments that suggest that it's still salvageable but then the end arrives and it jumps to such a degree of implausibility.more
    I enjoyed this overall. I felt it started out strong, but then was lacking. more
    A fantastic read, and for my sensitive soul, a real tear jerker.more
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