Book review: The Secret Life of Bees

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Author:Sue Monk Kidd
Reading Level (Conceptual):Sophisticated readers
Reading Level (Vocabulary):Sophisticated readers
Year of publication:2003

Huckleberry Finn in the 1960s and with all girls and the Goddess. I would have liked to have felt more Joy but my friends tell me that the 14 year old narrator is still in shock from all that she's learned. Anyway, the bees and the Sisters June, May, & August make this book well worth reading.
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  1. emily says:

    I recently re-read this book to my 13 yr. old daughter. It is INTENSE. There is a great deal of violence against the non-white protagonists. However, my daughter and I both recommend it.