Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce.

Miss Benson's Beetle

Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Miss Benson’s search for a Golden Beetle in New Caledonia had me running to the atlas and searching Google images for pictures of shiny beetles. This is a book about being different, about everything not being as it might seem on the surface. It’s about gender difference and class difference. Most of all it is about striving for your dreams and not giving up. Life is for living and going out there and living it, whatever struggle that might entail. And it is about Golden beetles.

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