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The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd - Bogormen
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The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Genre: Cultural, fiction
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: 374
Date read: July, 2009

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.

A very pleasant book. When I started reading it, I feared it would be a rather depressing book, so I was very glad to be proven wrong. I wish Lily had talked to August about her mother earlier, but I do understand that she needed to feel safe before she could.

I don't think it'll ever be a favourite, but it was good enough that I'm glad to have read it, and will probably keep an eye out for the movie.

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