The Secret Life of Bees (movie tie-in): Tie In Edition

The Secret Life of Bees (movie tie-in): Tie In Edition

by Sue Monk Kidd
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The Secret Life of Bees (movie tie-in): Tie In Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Jude39 More than 1 year ago
This book is a roller coaster of emotions. It begins with sympathy for a young girl who is living in a abusive environment. She escapes the mental and physical abuse along housekeeper who is subjected to violent racial injustice, but refuses to be put down. They both find a haven with surprising connections. This book covers a lot of feelings in a honest and sometimes very funny way. There is sadness, hate, love, fear and humor wrapped up in a neat little book. This should not be missed - a classic in the making.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely a womans book. You read the hardships they faced. The racial conflicts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Secret Life of Bees was an unexpected heartwarming tale of rascism in the deepsouth and how an unlikely group of people overcame differences and became a strong family. The message of the book is overpowering and downright moving, an epic story of getting over appearences. A great read alltogether.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book, loved the strong characters. Read too quickly, loved the pangs of romance - hated for it to end.
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I absolutely loved The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It was wonderful. Emotion was portrayed SO WELL in this book. I love how she described how Lily couldn¿t forgive herself for killing her mother and how she dealt with that. And even though it was sad, the climax could not have been done any better. It was so perfect, and so clear, that when i saw the movie, it was almost as if I was just watching what went on in my head over again. I also loved extremely the confrontation between Lily and her father. Even though I just about chewed my fingers off because of the suspense, it was all worth it in the end. Like I said, emotion was portrayed PERFECTLY in this book. It was wonderful seeing Lily¿s transformation from being bottled up, to a beautiful blooming flower. A total TEN/TEN fantabulous read.
carlosmock More than 1 year ago
Set in the American South, in the middle 60's--right in the middle of the racial unrest--The Secret Life of Bees, is a powerful story of coming of age. The ability to love to transform our lives, the longing for the universal feminine divine are all ways of addressing the wounds of loss, betrayal, and the scarcity of love of the period. The book demonstrate the power of colored women coming together to heal those wounds, to mother each other, and to create a sanctuary of true family and love.

Isolated after the loss of her mother and mistreated by her father on a South Carolina peach farm, fourteen year old Lily Owens decides to escape her father abuses--as she longs for her lost mother's love. Deborah--who died when Lily was fours years old under mysterious circumstances. Lilly believes she killed her mother. Although Lily is white, she was raised by Rosaleen, a proud and outspoken African nanny. Her life turns into shambles when Rosaleen in incarcerated and beaten up for attempting to register to vote. Seizing the moment, Lilly springs Rosaleen from jail and the two set out across South Carolina in search for a new life.

Their destination is Tiburon, South Carolina--a town they know nothing about--except that it was inscribed in the back picture of a Black Madonna that belonged to Lilly's mother. There they are taken by three black beekeeping sisters who worship the Black Madonna.

it is here, surrounded by the love and patience of a circle of wise and colorful women, the hum of bees, and the Black Madonna--that Lily makes her transformation to wholeness and a new life.

Recently made into a major motion picture, the book captures the voice of this Southern adolescent, it envelopes you in the hot South Carolina summer and one of the most tumultuous times our country has ever seen.

With the coming inauguration of our first African--American president, it is a great story of interracial love, conviction, and forgiveness.
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