Posted by: JulieAloha | November 26, 2018

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd: Admissions Reading Challenge 3 – Book 10

November 26, 2018

This story captured me from the first page and transported me to 1964 South Carolina; I could feel the lazy afternoon heat, hear the thrum of bees wings in the hives and smell the heady sweet scent of warmed honey and beeswax in the air. The Civil Rights Act has just been passed, but life is anything but equal – this thread runs through and behind the main story of a young runaway girl’s discovery of self and of her own backstory, which has been lost in a turmoil of fear and confusion and betrayal. What an immersive, compassionate, spiritual and cathartic experience this book is. Great read!

Points: 15.0; Current point balance: 114.5

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