Wednesday, June 4, 2008

"The Secret Life of Bees" By: Sue Monk Kidd

This book is about a girl named Lily Owens who is growing up in the year 1964. When Lily was around 4, her mother was killed and now Lily is forced to live with the guilt of what really happened. As if that wasn't bad enough, Lily's "Stand in Mother", who is black, insults three white men in South Carolina, where they live. Lily breaks her out of jail and they escape to Tiburon, South Carolina, where Lily stays with three black beekeeping sisters. While there, Lily learns much about her mother and is introduced to the world of bees and honey and the Black Madonna.

Overall, this book was a pretty good book. There were a few parts that made me want to stop reading, but I couldn't since it was for English. Everytime there was a bad part and I wanted to stop reading, I continued and was glad that I did. I would reccommend this book to anyone that is mature enough to read it since there is alot of bad language throught-out it. I would give this book a 4/5 stars.


The Librarian said...

I LOVED this book! (Maybe it means more to an adult reader??? Sometimes when I give a book a second chance after having thought it boring in years past, it seems like the most wonderful thing to me.) I'd give it a solid FIVE stars. When you say "bad" parts, do you mean like it was boring to you at that point, or bad in content or language? Good review, Snow Princess. Keep 'em coming over the summer!

Game Designer said...

Finaly someone post besides me! lol.