I had seen this book on my yearly trip to the used book store three times and always picked it up and considered it. I had heard great things, but every time I read the back I couldn’t imagine actually enjoying it.
I didn’t want to read about the life of a beekeeper. I could think of very few things less appealing. But, my cousins insisted that it was worth the read and even let me borrow her copy. I had no excuse not to try. So, I sat down and began to read. And didn’t stop. I think I read the whole book in 2 or 3 days. It was fabulous. There was the perfect balance of character development and intrique so that you were immediately attached to the characters and and desperate to discover what was going to happen next. An excellent read, no matter what the title says.
Tomorrow, be prepared for a blast from the past with the first “chapter book” I remember reading.