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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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Jul 15, 2010

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Read from July 15 to 26, 2010

Just 3 stars as although I enjoyed reading it I felt like I read it before. For a coming of age story I felt it didnt offer much of a journey, after all we know Lily fears she shot her mother from page 1 and I felt that the book didnt really help her come to terms with this well.

Lily's father really niggled me, he was abusive and neglectful from the get go and I felt August was much too understanding about what he had done. With the bee keeping story line I was expecting his come uppence to be attacked by a swarm of bee's as he attempted to take Lily back home .. find out if I was right !

If you like this book I would recommend Rush Home Road which had a lot of similarities, abusive parent, young girl taken in by a black women etc.

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