The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (novel)

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The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
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First edition
Author Robert Cormier
Country United States
Language English
Genre Young adult literature
Publisher Pantheon Books
Publication date
Pages 241
ISBN 0-394-96120-X

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway is a young adult novel by Robert Cormier. It was published in 1983.

Plot synopsis[edit]

This story stars teenaged Barney Snow, an American resident also part of "the Complex," an experimental facility where drugs are tested on children and teens with terminal illnesses. He questions why he is there and what is being done to him but also uncovers a terrible secret about himself. Later, he starts to devise a plan that will take him and the people around him on one last glorious ride.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1985 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (Nominee)[1]

Film adaptation[edit]

In 1999, a film adaptation was made starring Elijah Wood. It was directed by Martin Duffy.