Lost in the Beehive by Michele Young-Stone

Lost in the Beehive

From the author of Above Us Only Sky and The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, a touching new novel set in the 1960s about the power of friendship, love, and accepting your past in order to find a future.For nearly her entire life, Gloria Ricci has been followed by bees.They’re there when her mother loses twin children; when she first meets a neighborhood girl named Isabel, who brings out feelings in her that she knows she shouldn’t ha...


Details Lost in the Beehive

TitleLost in the Beehive
ISBN9781451657647
Author
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherSimon Schuster
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Adult
Rating

Reviews Lost in the Beehive

  • Cheryl
    1970-01-01
    Opening scene: Gloria Ricci is being choked, her head is repeatedly being slammed onto the bathroom’s tiled floor, her daughter is screaming for the abuser to quit hurting her mommy, and she blacks out. Regressive time flash. 1965. She is brought to an institution to cure her illness. Isabel. She is mentally ill for loving her. This lock up will change that. In her room (cell) she is given a bible bookmarked with pertinent verses and pamphlets...
  • Bandit
    1970-01-01
    Well, this was a very nice book. There’s just something so sincere and well meaning about it that nice comes to mind as the most appropriate adjective. The subject itself, of course, isn’t all that nice, it’s all to do with how the society treats anyone who is different, in this case specifically the gays. Sure, in the present time there’s been some significant progress, rights, etc., but back in what the conservative minds refer to with ...
  • Ayundabhuwana
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an Advanced Reader's Copy.A young teenage girl, Gloria, begins this novel by being brought into a mental institution in the 60s that was designed specially for gay teenagers. She is our main character, a clever, loving, delicate and pleasant girl at the time, who happens to be a lesbian. From there she befriends a boy, Sheff, and their friendship took a huge role in her life.This book was nothing like ...
  • Stephanie Mills
    1970-01-01
    ***I received a copy of this book on Netgalley from Simon Schuster in exchange for my Honest review.*** This is my first time reading a book by this author, I will be reading more from them in the future! In the opening Scene Gloria Ricci is being choked, her head is repeatedly being slammed onto the bathroom’s tiled floor, her daughter is screaming for the abuser to quit hurting her mommy, and she blacks out. From this point/ very begenning I ...
  • Shereen Lee
    1970-01-01
    I received copy of this book from Simon Schuster in exchange for a review. Plot elements mentioned may not be final.I liked this, although not as much as I might have expected from the amazing synopsis and first few chapters. I couldn't help but think that the characterization of the MC was a little flat: although of course this might be a product of the time period where the book is supposed to take place, Gloria doesn't really seem to have any ...
  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    1970-01-01
    I have quite a few books waiting to review that aren't due out for months- hence I am waiting to share them with you. This is one of them, very moving.
  • Molly
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book! I picked it up and, ignoring responsibilities, read it in one day because I simply could not put it down. The main characters, Gloria and Scheff, are well-crafted very early in the book and I immediately fell in love with them. The pace of the story, the character development, the dialogue, the settings and the arc of the story are all just right, and the book simply flows. During my several hours with the book I cried, laughed...
  • Marcia Horst
    1970-01-01
    Fair warning: this book is hard to put down. A deftly woven tale centering on the life of Gloria Ricci, a young woman in the mid 1960s, and her struggle to be herself in an incongruent world. She knows from an early age she's different from her peers, preferring the company of female partners to men. Her well-meaning parents try to help her become "normal" by sending her to a "reeducation camp" and set off a chain of events that cause a great dea...
  • Brooke
    1970-01-01
    ***Thank you to NetGalley for letting me read this book for an honest review ***First off, I started this book this morning and couldn’t stop reading it until I finished it. I became that involved with the story and its characters... It begins with a brief scene of the main character, Gloria, being choked on the floor. Then, we see Gloria being sent to a mental institution because she’s gay. This book brings awareness about mental health and ...
  • Michelle Hart
    1970-01-01
    what a simple, beautiful book. lost in the beehive is one of those books in which nothing surprising happens--or rather, everything that happens conforms to your expectations of what is going to happen--and yet it is so compelling, so generous in its spirit, so good at treating immensely heavy subjects with a sense of buoyancy, that its predictability hardly matters. as someone who spent a very, very long time denying her desire--and worse, being...
  • Stephanie Mills
    1970-01-01
    ***I received a copy of this book on Netgalley from Simon Schuster in exchange for my Honest review.*** This is my first time reading a book by this author, I will be reading more from them in the future! In the opening Scene Gloria Ricci is being choked, her head is repeatedly being slammed onto the bathroom’s tiled floor, her daughter is screaming for the abuser to quit hurting her mommy, and she blacks out. From this point/ very beginning I ...
  • Jan Rider
    1970-01-01
    From the first sentence of Lost in the Beehive, the third novel of Michele Young-Stone, you are locked into the protagonist’s struggle to survive. Longing to please others, Gloria denies herself love and stability in her effort to be accepted in the world of the 1960s. Lost in the Beehive features well-developed characters with depth and purpose to the book’s plot. Each adds dimension to this story of confusion, turmoil and self-discovery. Dr...
  • Janah Del Gatto
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed all of the story, except the parts about the bees. And considering that is the title of the book... I just finished reading another book that had to do with beehives. And in that read it seemed to be a part of that characters imagination as well. It didn't really take much away from the book. It tugged at my heart strings, and filled me with anger. Not really at the top of my recommendation list.*ARC from publisher*
  • Paula Pugh
    1970-01-01
    This is a heart wrenching story of a teen girl growing up in the extremely anti-gay 1960s-70s society. It is a gritty, hard tale of the societal opinion that being gay was a choice that could be changed and of the damage incurred by the innocents trapped by their emotions and lack of support. It is not an easy read but a very worthwhile venture into a world where prejudice and fear ruled the day and conformity at all costs was the punishment.
  • Sally
    1970-01-01
    This book is simultaneously easy to read, intelligent, and thoughtful. I found it hard to put down, really eye opening, and in some places challenging as Gloria struggles to please her religious parents and herself, and come to terms with who she is, ultimately making peace with God.I received a free ebook copy from NetGalley for review purposes.
  • Shannon Dyer
    1970-01-01
    Interesting, but the bee thing was a little odd.
  • Emma Dresser
    1970-01-01
    I randomly picked a book from my Kindle when I was having a 'can't decide' night with reading and I was so glad I chose this. I had no idea what to expect and it didn't take me long to really become thoroughly absorbed. The writing is just lovely, well written and very eloquent. I would love to see this on the big screen. A gorgeous book. Worth purchasing. Thank you Simon & Schuster for the preview.
  • Ayundabhuwana
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an Advanced Reader's Copy.A young teenage girl, Gloria, begins this novel by being brought into a mental institution in the 60s that was designed specially for gay teenagers. She is our main character, a clever, loving, delicate and pleasant girl at the time, who happens to be a lesbian. From there she befriends a boy, Sheff, and their friendship took a huge role in her life.This book was nothing like ...
  • Lisa Neal
    1970-01-01
    Simple, beautifully written and breath-taking. I read the pre-release copy of this book and struggled to put it down.