The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd
Sue Monk Kidd - biography
Her path of writing began with a personal essay which was aldo published in Reader's Digest.
She also wrote This is the Day, All Things Are Possible, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine, and many other books but she is best known for her books The Mermaid Chair and The Secret Life of Bees, the book I am writing about.
the main characteristics of the story
Now 14 year-old girl escapes her father's mistreatment with her mother's stuff which she found in the attic of the house. In her attempt of escaping she joins her father's black servant named Rosaleen who is going to register herself on court to get the right to elect.
They encounter a group of white men, haters of colored people. Rosaleen is being harassed by them so she spills juice on one's shoes. Both girls get arrested. Lily is picked up by her father but Rosaleen stays in jail where she is beaten for not giving an apology. When Rosaleen is taken to hospital, Lily gets her out by tricking nurses and the police officer.
lily and rosaleen on their way
While helping in her new home, Lily meets Zach whom she likes a lot.
lily starts to get to know her mother's life story
After May is buried, Zach get out of jail free of charge. He and Lily kiss and they promise each other to be together someday. Also, August's sister June gets married.
lily opens up to august
The time she was shot, she came to pick her things and Lily up and go to August's. Lily learns how to forgive herself and her mother for leaving her after days of rage. August gives her her mother's belongings. Lily finds a picture of her being breastfed by her mother.
t. ray finds his daughter
When she meets August, Lily learns how to respect and love other beings, bees. Throughout the self-recognition she finds out that all creatures, even her are worth of love. Therefore, she is ready to stick to her life path as a strong, confident woman.