I have a super awesome 9 year old daughter that has trouble seeing her uniqueness in a positive light. She (and most other kids) just think she's weird. Being painfully shy, like the character (Max) from the book, doesn't exactly help her make friends. We just moved across country and she is terrified to make new friends, assuring me they will think she's too weird. This book helped put it ALL in perspective for her. She giggled as she read it with me and related to the character so much. We never put the book down, taking turns reading chapters out loud to one another. She adored this book! And the lesson in it is priceless. You just need to find your own "bees", not everyone is for you. But some kids are for you and with patience, you will find them. What a great read! And the author picture in the back made us smile! I highly recommend this and will be purchasing the 2nd book from this author. She is great! Thanks so much.