Bee Season by Myla Goldberg had a lot of potential. The story follows Eliza, a young girl who is rather indifferent to school, except for spelling. She has an exceptional talent at spelling. The story also deals with a dysfunctional family who is at odds with their heritage and religion (Judaism) and various personal struggles. The story is rather dark and depressing. I must admit I gave up after three chapters. I didn't want to wade through the dark side of a family barely able to hold it together after something good happens in Eliza's new found talent. The story has mostly positive reviews at Amazon, so it may be worth reading. I just didn't have the patience of reading about another drepressing, dysfunctional family.
Book Rating: 2 stars.