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The Secret Life of Bees Set In South Carolina In 1964, The Secret Life Of Bees Tells The Story Of Lily Owens, Whose Life Has Been Shaped Around The Blurred Memory Of The Afternoon Her Mother Was Killed When Lily S Fierce Hearted Black Stand In Mother, Rosaleen, Insults Three Of The Deepest Racists In Town, Lily Decides To Spring Them Both Free They Escape To Tiburon, South Carolina A Town That Holds The Secret To Her Mother S Past Taken In By An Eccentric Trio Of Black Beekeeping Sisters, Lily Is Introduced To Their Mesmerizing World Of Bees And Honey, And The Black Madonna This Is A Remarkable Novel About Divine Female Power, A Story Women Will Share And Pass On To Their Daughters For Years To Come.


10 thoughts on “The Secret Life of Bees

  1. says:

    Okay, hear me out This is SO not the kind of book I normally read It s the kind of book my mother reads You know the type I m talking about Reviving Ophelia , Not Without My Daughter mother y books It was, in fact, my mother who demanded I read this book, because she read it in her book club DOUBLE red flag That is when I normally drop the book and run as fast as possible away from her, screaming and flailing my arms But when she gave me this book I happened to have a lot of time on Okay, hear me out This is SO not the kind of book I normally read It s the kind of book my mother reads You know the type I m ta...


  2. says:

    Ahhh gasp choke stammer I can barely find the words to say how much I loved this book Honestly, The Secret Life of Bees has to be one of the best books I ve read in a while I just want to give it several A s and a kiss It was touching, well written, beautiful, full of expression, insightful, anything you could want in a book and then some It started off with a bang, that wasn t a bang it grabbed you, but didn t startle you so much that the rest of the book was dull in comparison T Ahhh gasp choke stammer I can barely find the words to say how much I loved this book Honestly, The Secret Life of Bees has to be one of the best books I ve read in a while I just want to give it several A s and a kiss It was touching, well written, beautiful, full of expression, insightful, anything you could want in a book and th...


  3. says:

    I confess to being a little hesitant going into this book It is, after all, that most cliched and irritating of literati faves a coming of age story set in the American South Lily, a motherless 14 year old girl lives with her bigoted abusive father on a peach farm in South Carolina Her goals involve befriending black people and finding information about her long dead mother Just summarizing this thing inspires the eye rolling.But the book does have some saving graces First, the writing is I confess to being a little hesitant going into this book It is, after all, that most cliched and irritating of literati faves a coming of age story set in the American South Lily, a motherless 14 year old girl lives with her bigoted abusive father on a peach farm in South Carolina Her goals involve befriending black people and finding information about her long dead mother Just summarizing this thing inspires the eye rolling.But the book does have some saving graces First, the writing is incredible Voice, pacing, transition, and word choice are all stellar On a micro level, Ms Kidd is magnificent For instance, despite the predictability of telling such a tale from the young girl s point of view, I thought the decision worked here Lily herself is absolutely charming She is completely honest with the reader, often to her own detriment If the story had been written from anyone else s point of view, Lily would have been pathetic abused motherless little girl...


  4. says:

    It was ironic that I read most of this book on Mother s Day At the core, this book isn t about race relations, the Virgin Mary, or even beekeeping, though those are all interesting parts of the story It s a book about mothers Mothers who are imperfect, mothers who make mistakes, and women who become mothers because they see people who need to be loved I can t readily connect to most of those other topics, but everyone on the planet knows what it s like to have or need a mother in their liv It was ironic that I read most of this book on Mother s Day At the core, this book isn t about race relations, the Virgin Mary, or even beekeeping, though those are all interesting parts of the story It s a book about mothers Mothers who are imperfect, mothers who make mistakes, and women who become mothers because they see people who need to be loved I can t readily connect t...


  5. says:

    I surveyed my class and 80% gave it two thumbs up 5 stars That s 28 out of 35 students The rest of the class gave it an OK 3 or 4 stars So my giving it 5 stars has been backed by research into the general public s taste Now, I m not much for spending time on fiction I don t need entertainment, I need information But as a story teller, occasional writing class instructor, I like to ke...


  6. says:

    Fourteen year old Lily was so tired of her father yelling at her, forcing punishment on her almost daily, accusing her of things she didn t do so when Rosaleen, her nanny since her mother s death when she was just four years old, was arrested and beaten by white men with the police looking on Lily decided enough was enough The racial prejudice in South Carolina in the 1960s was oppressive and cruel Lily couldn t work out why skin colour made such a difference.With no plan other than to Fourteen year old Lily was so tired of her father yelling at her, forcing punishment on her almost daily, accusing her of things she didn t do so when Rosaleen, her nanny since her mother s death when she was just four years old, was arrested and beaten by white men with the police looking on Lily decided enough was enough The racial prejudice in South Car...


  7. says:

    Read it Enjoyed it Any day now I expect to be entirely swallowed up by my own home grown vagina If you ve read The Help, you don t need to read this One contemporary coming of age book about a white southern girl amongst black women discovering life in 1960s is plenty Sue Monk Kidd s explosively popular I m going to go out on a very sturdy limb and guess that this was an Oprah book The Secret Life of Bees is a perfect...


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    The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd 1383 430 9644053958 20 1384 376 9644424506 The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd 1383 430 9644053958 20 1384 376 9644424506 1385 379 9648497346 1393 379 9786006605579


  9. says:

    This was a harmless, heart warming book that did not change my life or enrich my thinking in any large way except perhaps that I am slightly less afraid of bees One thing that is a slight pet peeve with me is the healing power apparently inherent in the culture of the other Here is the formula 1 caucasian person, hurt and broken by the world they live in, be it by family, work or environment 1 minority culture black or asian is fine that one c...


  10. says:

    Set in 1964 at Sylvan, South Carolina, the Secret Life of Bees tells the coming of age story of Lily Owens whose life has been nothing but a struggle after her mother s unexpected death.Heartwarming and empowering, Kidd took me on a journey of self acceptance, faith, and freedom.In a time of growing racial tension and violence, I found a touching story of a young girl in a bee farm with an endearing set of characters Evidently, the main focus of the ...