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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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May 28, 2012

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bookshelves: ebook, for-the-feminist-in-me, history-based, young-adult, coming-of-age
Read in May, 2012

I'd give this book 3.5 stars, but cutting it down to 3, only because if the way it ends. Very much like The Help, outlining the relationship between the colored people and the white people in their lives, I liked the storyline. I also liked the language used in the book, but felt that the references to bees was slightly overdone. The climax could've certainly been dealt with slightly better.
Read this if you want to feel your blood boil at how colored people (is that the politically right usage ?) were treated back in 1960s being denied basic rights and being dealt with like they weren't even humans, and yes, a teenage love story.

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