Read Zinnia and the Bees Online Free - A colony of honeybees mistakes seventh-grader Zinnia’s hair for a hive ― and that’s the least of her problems.
While Zinnia's classmates are celebrating the last day of seventh grade, she's in the vice principal's office, serving detention. Her offense? Harmlessly yarn-bombing a statue of the school mascot. When Zinnia rushes home to commiserate with her older brother and best friend, Adam, she's devastated to discover that he's gone ― with no explanation. Zinnia’s day surely can't get any worse . . . until a colony of honeybees inhabits her hive-like hair!
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March 31, 2017
Disclaimer: I was provided a free ARC of this book.
I could not stop cracking up.
It's been a slog for me lately finding Middle-Grade that's both appropriate in scope, and not too thin or trivial with plot. There's a really careful balance to strike between language, humor, and emotional depth, and...
May 19, 2017
ZINNIA AND THE BEES is the book of ten year old me's heart.
ZINNIA is having a rough time. Her older brother has disappeared, her mom’s obsessed with “usefulness,” her friends aren't talking to her, and her yarn bombs keep getting her in trouble. Oh, and a lost colony of bees is using her big, unr...
February 02, 2017
I am reading an early manuscript of this novel.
Can I just say how much I love this book? I LOVE this book! Maybe it is the knitting. Maybe it is the deftly handled issues Zinnia is confronted with, nothing earth shattering but ultimately real. Perhaps it is the unfolding of a lovely friendship. O...
June 07, 2017
Adam told me once I was named Zinnia and he was named Adam because our dad wanted his kids to experience everything in the world from A to Z. That’s how I used to feel with Adam, like we had all the letters of the alphabet connecting us.
But now he’s left me here, a dangling Z.
I’ll turn thirt...
August 21, 2017
A delightful debut middle grade novel. The friendship between Zinnia and Birch (BZ) was especially well suited to the plot and the ingenious solution to Zin's bee problem was thoughtfully executed. I hope we'll see more of this charming character in the future.
August 05, 2017
All the stars!
This book is absolutely genius and I love everything about it! Really.. Zinnia is a funny, sweet girl who knits (yard bombs) to de-stress.. She has a distant relationship with her mother, her father died when she was a baby, she thinks her friends deserted her, her BFF older brother...
July 29, 2017
I had the opportunity to read an ARC of this novel through my #BookRelays friends (and also a digital ARC through NetGalley) and I think that middle school readers will definitely be attracted to the unique plot line and the well-voiced characters. Zinnia has just finished seventh grade by gettin...
January 18, 2017
In the words of Zinnia's Aunt Mildred: "bravo, bonbon." This book is stunning and everything a modern reader could hope for. Its handmade sentiments and DIY sophistication are woven through a journey of family, friendship, and creativity.
From bees breakdancing to binocular-clad friends in plaid,...
April 24, 2017
"Everybody needs to feel at home. Even if it's not exactly, perfectly the kind of home you always thought you wanted."
Oh, ZINNIA, I love you. You are proof that we weird loners can find our homes, too--even in the most unexpected of places and with the least likely of people. You are proof that i...
July 25, 2017
When Zinnia’s older brother and best friend, Adam, disappears without a proper goodbye, Zinnia is left feeling very alone. This changes slightly (although not in a good way) when a colony of bees decide that Zinnia’s hair makes for a good temporary home. Told in alternating perspectives, between...