The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees

By Sue Monk Kidd

  • Release Date: 2003-01-28
  • Genre: Literary
The Secret Life of Bees book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 922 Ratings)

The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings

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 black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sister, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

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User reviews about this book

  • Love it

    By wubs05
    I love it beginning to end. Another book I can’t put down.
  • Wonderful read

    By Wewrwtwywuwuwowp
    I read the book before I saw the movie the book has so many more details so many more intrinsic parts.
  • The Secret Life of Bees

    By Mayberry, SM
    Wonderful reading, will become apart of your memories.
  • Mandatory for every female!!!

    By native cali chic
    This blew my mind away. Reading this book was more important than studying for finals unfortunately. This novel speaks to the heart of every girl and every woman regardless of their background. Her writing is flawless, you'll devour it instantly. What I love about her work, is the dialogue this book sparks and a mentality of how we view family, love, loss, pain and joy.

    By Hefbhebfishdbci
    Sue Monk Kidd outdid herself. Recommend for anyone ages 1-200. Really easy to read and a brilliant work of art. I laughed, cried, smiled, and resented all in one while reading this book. I was best friends with Lily for the short time spent reading this book. I honestly wish it was longer.
  • Um

    By Jessssssstc
    Mad that this book won't download
  • Outstanding

    By Moswald0201
    I was required to read this book before starting my freshman year at MHS. I didn't think this was going to be a good book because required books for school are never good however I was hooked on the first page. This is truly the most amazing book I have ever read and it's written beautifully.
  • Disappointed

    By Most attention grabbing book
    I found that this book would never end. Sometimes it felt like the characters would never stop talking. The only chapters that held my attention were the last 2, which is nothing to write home about.
  • The Secret Life of Bees

    By MamaWar
    This was a great read!! I loved the unpredictability of events! The bee theme was fascinating!
  • This was an amazing book to read

    By Chipotle42100
    This book changed the way I look at beekeepers because no one knows how hard they actually work to get honey,my father was a beekeeper for sometime in his childhood and he tells me all of his stories and they're all really interest me but this book did the exact same thing because it is just plain awesome.

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