Tuesday 20 April 2010

The Secret Life of Bees

Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Penguin
Reading Level: Adult
Rating: 4

In The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd wraps a coming-of-age tale around a search for one's mother, plunks it down into the racially-charged South Carolina during the civil rights movement and sets it all alight with a dose of feminine spirituality. It is, however, an inspirational feminist tale with strong female characters. And while it has already proven its mettle as a best-selling novel with universal appeal, it will particularly enchant the female reader. And more particularly, female beekeepers.

I just got finished reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd...and I LOVED IT! As I lay reading, I could actually taste the sweet honey and feel the heat of a southern summer day. It is beautifully written and the emotive narrative really is in a class of its own.

I give it 4 stars!! Please go out and read it!!


  1. My mom tried to get me to watch this movie for a year before I finally caved...and loved it. I don't know why I haven't read the book yet but apparently I must.

  2. My sister was reading it, I think for her book club and she wasn't really enjoying it but she told me I would. So I picked it up and fell right into the narrative. It is beautifully written and I loved the story. I made myself read the book before watching the movie so I could enjoy both more. I really LOVE the story. I'm in awe of writers like this. How do they do it??


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