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The Birds and The Bees


Sephera Giron



I was quite intrigued by the idea of this book.  Birds and bees are showing up in the news more and more, they seem to be attacking people a lot lately.  One woman, Gabrielle, has not only noticed the stories in the news, but also has seen the blackbirds that follow her around and seem to watch her every move.  Could she hold the key to what is going on?  Sounds great, right?  Well, Ms. Giron had a wonderful idea with The Birds and the Bees, actually, as you read through the book, you see that there are actually a couple of good ideas blended together.  However, I was quite disappointed in this book.  For one thing, nothing much really happened at all until about halfway through the book, and when things finally did start to happen, they just happened:  the descriptiveness was quite lacking.  My honest impression of this was a novel that was meant to be much longer than it was, but she had to rush and hit a publisher's deadline.  Perhaps, if that is the case, we will be blessed with an "unedited" version someday?  Add another 300 or so pages to fill in the gaps and it could have been a great story!