The Bees by Laline Paull

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Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen.

The Bees is the story of a heroine who, in the face of an increasingly desperate struggle for survival, changes her destiny and her world.