Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar surprised me-not in the story itself but in the YA label on the spine of my library copy...I just didn't find any part of this novel warranting a young adult label...I totally believe it is suitable for 5th and 6th grade readers. It's about twelve-year-old Carolina who is forced to spend the summer helping her parents move her grandfather into a nursing home for dementia against his will. What she really wants to do is spend her summer with friends. When she arrives, it's the last place on earth she wants to be and by the end she can't imagine being anywhere else. Filled with emotion, love and respect for family, and just a touch of fantasy I think this one is worthy of some praise.