Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike with its strong, assured voice. 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 "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the town's fiercest racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love--a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.
I've heard a lot of great things about this book from so many different people. My mom even says people from her work talk about it. So I went to Powell's and bought it for My mom and I to read. I've obviously read it but not my mom. She mostly interested in Ann Rule books. But she'll get around to it especially since I thinks its such a great book! Yupp, that's right, I loved it! I'm hoping the movie is really good, I've seen some reviews and it looks good. Anyways, this book was a little sad. I mean, It would suck to live like Lily. Knowing what she did. But I don't want to ruin anything for you guys because this is such a good book and you should read it and find out. I thought Lily was SO brave for helping Rosaleen and having to go threw the things she did with her dad. It also really sucked that Lily didn't have any friends at school and she basically hated herself. I'm glad she did what she did. It's a great book. I recommend this to EVERYONE! I'm rating it a...
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