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Sam needs a topic for his seventh-grade science fair project and is also worried that the restaurant where his father works may be closed down. He hits on a solution to both problems when he enrolls three friends in a plan to put beehives on a hotel roof in New York City. Then the trouble starts. Bee sting allergies, a great bee die-off, a rival team’s cheating, a reclusive science teacher, and Sam’s romantic feelings for a classmate make the bee project anything but simple. Added to all that is the mystery surrounding a real-world and potentially devastating syndrome called “Colony Collapse Disorder.”
Bees on the Roof is a great science educational environmental fiction for middle schoolers. It touches base on bullying, family dynamics, class competition, fitting in and more teen stressors for middle schoolers. The science competition about bees that Sam and his friends shared brought a lot of facts to the table for all to learn about bees in this novel with all the research that was involved and shared step by step. Bees on the Roof is for sure educational for its readers and yet keeps readers hooked until the end.
About the author:
Robbie Shell is a former business journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal and Philadelphia Inquirer. She has worked and lived in New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Philadelphia. Bees on the Roof is her first work of fiction. Connect with Shell on Facebook, Goodreads and at http://www.beesontheroof.com/.
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