To escape her cruel, angry father – and discover the truth about her late mother´s past – 14-year old Lily Owens flees with her caregiver and friend Rosaleen to a South Carolina town where she´s taken in by the bee-keeping Boatwright sisters. Surrounded by the unexpected love, grace and spirituality she encounters there, Lily forms a bond with each of these uniquely gifted women and discovers that sometimes you must leave home in order to find it.
Less about honey more about the sting
- The Secret Life of Bees review by JD
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The central theme is the reduction in inequality of American Afro-carribeans and in particular female American Afro-carribeans. It is done with great style some humour and a fair plot but its title and cover give an impression of a rural idyll. For my taste I do not like serious political themes dressed in a rom com style. You may disagree.