Mad HoneyPicoult, Jodi & Boylan, JF
Both Olivia McAfee and Ava Campanello end up in Adams, New Hampshire to escape family violence, but when their respective children, Asher and Lily, meet at school and fall in love, the trauma is not over: Lily is found dead, Asher is charged with her murder and in the trial that follows, everyone’s secrets will be exposed.
Narrated alternately by Olivia and Lily, this is a thoroughly researched story that juggles a riveting courtroom drama, the art of beekeeping and issues around gender conformity, identity and domestic abuse.
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Comments from BDS Reviewers
"A very gripping storyline with a surprise twist at the end!"
"There's a lot going on in this book and it is very thought-provoking. Perhaps not for all groups."
"The characters are sensitively portrayed and their difficulties are sensitively described."
"The book is increasingly gripping as it progresses and is quite a page turner."
"I did get the feeling that I was being lectured to - although it was cleverly done."
"Each author writes in the words of one of the characters. This was quite well done although I didn't really notice any different style in their writings."
"An excellent read. Very well-written by the two authors."
"Quite a sensitive topic for some groups but perhaps one we need to be aware of."