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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
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May 02, 2012

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I think this is a well written story, I just didn't like it. The Secret Life of Bee's was far to upbeat and the ending was to hollywood.
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05/02/2012 page 64
21.0% "read about an hour

Lilly, a 14 year old kid who has an abusive dad, runs a peach stand in the summer and is a bit of a wallflower at school. Her mum died when she was 4. Her "housekeeper" Rosaline gets thrown in jail, Lilly busts her out and they run away for South Carolina. They are at the Black Madonna Honey makers house now." 2 comments
05/04/2012 page 106
35.0% "read 40 min. August and her sisters are growing suspicious of Lilly and Rosaleen. They work to earn their stay at Augusts house. Its really hot in South Carolina in the summer."
05/09/2012 page 156
52.0% "Read 40 minutes. Zach, the other employee at the bee house comes back from vacation; Lilly has a crush on him needless to say. They are now going to deliver honey to a lawyer in town. Jack Palance is also coming to town with a black woman and they are going to go to the theatre and sit in the orchestra area which is designated for whites only. (This was the 60's)."
05/11/2012 page 180
60.0% "Read 40 min. Lilly asked if May, one of the sisters at the pink house knew her mum and May did. Lilly is very happy to hear that. Zach and his buddies get hauled off in a police car and she is stuck in town figuring out how to get back home."
05/15/2012 page 216
72.0% "Read 40 min. May commits suicide after hearing that Zach went to jail. A police officer says to Lilly "You better not be hear when I come back" because its quite odd for a white girl to live with 4 (now 3) black women."
05/18/2012 page 247
82.0% "Read 40 min, Lilly and Zach are a unit now, in secret that is. Lilly and August have a talk about her mother and she tells her the truth about why she come to Tiburon. August knew all along what was going on anyway, she used to clean and be the nanny to Lilly's mum, Deborah."
05/23/2012 page 260
86.0% "read 20 min, Lilly gets the truth of her mum, who abandoned her with her pchycotic father T Ray. She came back to get Lilly but she got shot instead."
05/29/2012 page 302
100.0% "Read 40 min. August gives Lilly a box of keepsakes her mum had. T. Ray comes to take her back to Georgia, there is a violent fight and she stays and lives with August, June and Rosaleen. Very hollywood ending."
05/29/2012 page 302
100.0% "Read 40 min. August gives Lilly a box of keepsakes her mum had. T. Ray comes to take her back to Georgia, there is a violent fight and she stays and lives with August, June and Rosaleen. Very hollywood ending."
05/29/2012 page 302
100.0% "Read 40 min. August gives Lilly a box of keepsakes her mum had. T. Ray comes to take her back to Georgia, there is a violent fight and she stays and lives with August, June and Rosaleen. Very hollywood ending." 2 comments

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