kindness always matters
It took me into the story
When she runs away from home, and sleeping by the creek
It is a film, I have not seen it, but I will.
You will enjoy this book, give it a try.
I would sum up The Secret Life of Bees with the words: true, wise, and touching.
The most memorable moment for me was when Lily had bees swarming around her and she didn't flinch but floated mentally to another place and was able to keep calm and become "one" with the bees.
There are so many gems in this book. Each word drips with sweet truth against the backdrop of bitter racism. The book doesn't focus on "racism" beyond the matter of fact reality of living in the south during that era.
August is the most memorable character for me. Salt of the earth sweetened with a lifetime of honey.
Please read or listen to this book before you see the movie. You will be touched, moved, and uplifted by this glorious work of art.
Loved this book. Ms. Kidd knows how to set a scene to make the reader feel like you're part of the story, and I can't imagine a better narrator than Jenna Lamia.
I will listen to any book that Jenna Lamia performs. She is an outstanding performer, particularly with the Southern accents. The story was a disappointment to me. I liked the movie better.
Yes. I think the accent and voice of the reader of the Audible edition of the book complimented the story very nicely and made it especially enjoyable.
When the main character realized that the beekeeper had not only known her long-deceased mother, but had helped reer her and had known her for her entire life.
Meaningful, hopeful, and the power of love
The story line is a bit implausable, but the author ties it all together with a powerful message.
I've listened to two of her narrations. Both were superbly read. She effectively adapts her voice to the story.
The honesty of the characters.
About the same. I listened to this during car rides to and from work, school, and home. If I had time to read the print I would probably have preferred that, but it was still a very enjoyable experience. The reader was fun to listen to, and helped me get into the story.
that the story is told from the perspective of a young teen and her perspective on how the adult world during all the civil issues in the 1960s.
When June finally accepts Niel's proposal! So cute! Or when Lily and June get in the water fight and finally start to accept one another.
August. She makes you think and become a better person.
HAS TO BE WITH JENNA READING IT.
SHE TURNED IT INTO A LIVE PLAY.
IT WAS THE WAY LIFE WAS!
The Secret Life of Bees may become an annual read for me. Sometimes one just needs a well written inspiring book especially one read by a person who transports one smack dab into the sixties.
Her voice sounded as if she were young, Southern and confused yet strong. All my senses were set to high as I listened.
August after May
Loved it. A treasure.