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The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (Laurel-Leaf Books) Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1991
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Barney isn't sure why he is here. He is not terminal and he can't remember where he came from. Some of the other patients don't like him at first because he isn't dying like them. But he is eventually able to make friends. From time to time Barney has a strange and frightening dream of driving a car, going out of control and being about to hit a girl stepping off of the curb. He can't remember any more than that, but is horrified by the dream.
Then the doctors at the clinic begin doing some experiments with Barney's memory, and things get very strange for him. There are only a couple of things he does know for sure. One is that he wants to help his peers, whether that means finding a way for Billy to use a telephone, making Allie feel a part of things, or getting Mazzo his one last ride in a car. The other thing he knows is that he is in love with Mazzo's twin sister Cassie, who comes to visit him in the clinic. Despite knowing these things, though, Barney knows very little about himself. Will he be able to find out more about his past and his identity? Does he even want to know?
I liked watching Barney in his journey to help others and to find out about himself. I thought Barney's secret was interesting and unexpected, and I also liked reading about Cassie and her problem. However, at the end of this book I was still a little foggy on what exactly had happened with Barney, and why.
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A touching and ultimately inspiring book. Highly recommended for those who like great young adult writing.Published 14 months ago by Paranormal Ink
Saw this movie and felt the book would fill me in on some things I didn't understand. Was not disappointed.Published on July 24, 2013 by Darlin'
This book is now one of my favorites. It's pretty good. Cormier is in fine form. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes books.Published on January 30, 2012 by ...
I think this is probably one of my favorite books of all time. And that's saying something because as others have said this is a very bittersweet book and normally I go for wholly... Read morePublished on August 27, 2011 by Sydnie
Robert Cormier has a way of telling a story that I have seen done by no one else. His books are generally hard to follow, but The Bumblebee Flies Anyway completely lost me. Read morePublished on November 12, 2009 by Jvam
I first read this in High School and have been looking for a copy for a while.
This one is a good little read to take you away from it all - I like it.
I was assigned to read The Bumblebee Flies Anyway for class in 7th grade. And I have loathed it ever since. Read morePublished on March 7, 2005 by Amazon Customer
This is one of my favourite books ever. It makes one think and leaves one feeling more knowledgable after reading. Read morePublished on October 20, 2003