Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What elevated this relatively obvious story about a girl coming to embrace her roots (moving from Carol to Carolina, for example) and develop healthy relationships with her half-sister and grandfather was the myth/story entwined in the everyday plot. At times it's a variation of Everlasting Tuck and at others it's a morality play, but it's always a wonderful insertion.
ARC provided by publisher.