Book Review: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd


Genre: Historical Fiction
Ages: 13 and Up

     Overall this novel was great. Originally, it was assigned to me for my English class, and I'd never heard of it beforehand. But as soon as I finished reading the first chapter, I knew it was going to be a great read. The story itself was very compelling and deep, with a lot of powerful messages. I highly recommend reading this novel, because we all can learn a little something from it.

     Lily Owens is a rather lonely girl who's life has been heavily burdened by her abusive father, T.Ray, and the death of her mother when she was younger. Just when things couldn't have gotten any worse, Lily finds herself in a desperate need to run away from home.
     With a few possessions and her housekeeper Rosaleen by her side, Lily sets out to Tiburon, South Carolina, a small town not far from where she grew up. Lily knows her mother has some history in Tiburon, but other than that she has no idea what to expect.
     One day, Lily arrives at the house of the Boatwright sisters. They're a little eclectic, but overtime, Lily will come to enjoy her new life with them, while discovering the truth about her mother and her own self.

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