The Hive by Gill Hornby - what our bloggers thought

We gave 10 lucky bloggers the chance to review Gill Hornby's debut novel The Hive... 

the hive

We all remember the girl at school who had to be the best at everything – the 'queen bee' who gathered friends (or more accurately, followers) around her, and woe betide anyone who challenged her position. But are things really any different when we reach adulthood and are standing on the other side of the school gates?

This is the premise for Gill Hornby's brilliant debut novel – a wickedly funny story about group politics, female friendship, the joys and perils of Lunch Ladders and car boot sales, and the dos and don'ts of dressing your child as a Dalek.

Beatrice - undisputed queen bee. Ruler by Divine Right of all school fundraising, this year, last year and, surely, for many years to come.

Heather - desperate to volunteer, desperate to be noticed, desperate just to belong.

Georgie - desperate for a fag.

And Rachel - watching them all, keeping her distance. But soon to discover that the line between amused observer and miserable outcast is a thin one.

So, what did our bloggers think of it? Check out the linky below to read their reviews, and do add your own if you've read it too - we'd love to know what you think!


Last updated: 19-May-2014 at 11:50 AM