This book could have gone off the deep end real easy.
Inspired by her dad's tall tales, Kidd began keeping a journal that chronicled her everyday experiences. However, it was a work of fiction, The Secret Life of Bees, that truly solidified her place among contemporary writers.
The clue was the name of a town, Tiburon, South Carolina. The whole book was a quest for independence, I think. For instance, despite the predictability of telling such a tale from the young girl's point of view, I thought the decision worked here.
The book almost achieved that. But Lily is a survivor and an optimist, and her naive faith drives this book.
One hot summer day, Rosaleen gets into trouble with some of the white men in town. When she was very young, her mother had died under mysterious circumstances.In conclusion, the Secret Life of Bees was a very good book and I truly suggest you to try it out. Pros The Secret Life of Bees has loveable, well-written characters A sweet, Southern voice A compelling story full of mystery, longing, and love Easy to read--not too long Cons Not entirely realistic which isn't necessarily a con for everyone Description A motherless child searching for the truth about her mother and herself A black woman and white girl united in the South in the s Black Madonna Honey: the women who make it, the bees that produce it, and the spiritual figure The Secret Life of Bees Reviewed The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is the story of Lily, a teenager on a peach farm in South Carolina whose mother died when she was young and whose father is abusive. Taking place in South Carolina in the s, The Secret Life of Bees explores race, love and the idea of home in turbulent times. The whole book was a quest for independence, I think. MC Lily is an intelligent, lonely young woman with an oppressive, angry father. Lily herself is absolutely charming. You submitted the following rating and review. The clue was the name of a town, Tiburon, South Carolina.