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The Bean Trees


Plucky Taylor Greer grows up poor in rural Kentucky with two goals: to avoid pregnancy and to get away. She succeeds on both counts when she buys an ... Show synopsis

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  • Classic Sep 13, 2012
    by SONIA F

    An American classic novel. Plot, characters, writing, everything about it recommends it for all age groups.

  • Great book conditon, quick shipping Dec 29, 2011
    by Jeremy

    I gave this a 4 * also because I will not be using it until January.

  • Interesting Plot with Profound Characters Aug 14, 2009
    by Hanson

    Despite being an assigned novel, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kingsolver is a master at creating characters with interesting personalities, and her characters are what drive the plot in this book. Take for example, Turtle, a three year old child who is taken in by the main character, Taylor. Although it may not seem like it, I found Turtle to be an inspirational character, with a complex and moving history and personality. The only complaint I have, is that it seemed as if Kingsolver tried to add suspense in this book, but overall, wasn't too successful. If you liked The Poisonwood Bible, I recommend reading The Bean Trees as well.

  • Awful Oct 2, 2007
    by Selina

    Another reason why people hate assigned reading. This was a book I had to finish and hated every moment. This is a boring book. Characters come and characters go. The lack of plot does not help the matter. I understand that this is supposed to be a character driven novel, but then the character must be interesting. Most of the people I've talked with who read this book have the same complaints. A boring book from begining to end.

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