Honeybee by Craig Silvey (Book Review)

Teenager Sam and elderly man Vic meet on a bridge, both with the same intention, and both save each other. Their lives are changed by their meeting, and each come to understand and support each other in a way that they could never have predicted.

Of all of the coming-of-age Australian books I’ve been reading recently, Honeybee is my favourite by far. It’s hard, I cried lots, and the frustration, the powerlessness, the strangeness of this world was hard to read about, but it was also wonderful. I can’t recommend this book enough.

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