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Little Bee (The Other Hand)

Little Bee (The Other Hand)

  

by Chris Cleave

Little Bee (The Other Hand) Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?

PG-13

Little Bee keeps things pretty clean. OK, sure, there is frank discussion of sex, and of Sarah and Lawrence's extra-marital affair. The rape of Little Bee's sister is also discussed briefly – no way this can be rated G. Nonetheless, there is nothing graphically revealed, and the sex scenes are more awkward and depressing than they are steamy.

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