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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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Nov 03, 08

bookshelves: borrowed-from-a-friend
Read in November, 2008

There are books you read along the way that take your breath away. This was definetly one of them for me. I truly connected with the main character Lily toward the end of the book. On page 278 was when my breath was taken, when tears sprang from my eyes, and I thought this could be me talking at 14 years old. It read .."I wished she'd been smart enough, or loving enough, to realize everybody has burdens that crush them, only they don't give up thier children. In a weird way I must have loved my little collection of hurts and wounds. They provided me some real nice sympathy, with the feeling I was exceptional. I was the girl abandoned by her mother." To say more about this would only create more tears so I will move on. I will say I love a great line in a book. The ones I could read again and again and often times write down simply because it touches me, makes me think, makes me cry, or makes me laugh. There were many in this book but the one I will end with is a quote from August, "People can start out one way, and by the time life gets through with them they end up completely different." I continue to be molded by lifes circumstances (and the books I read)! Thanks Jen for recommending such a great read!
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Jennifer Emily, I too felt this book deeply. I know it will stay with me for a long time to come. Your review was beautiful and made me want to cry all over again. I am glad you loved it and am definitely going to keep passing it on. To think it only cost me $1 at a book sale and I didn't even get around to reading it for three years!


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