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''The Secret Life of Bees'' by Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd

This novel is the first work of fiction I’m recommending here at Parents Forum. Obviously it’s not a “how to” or “how not to” book, but it deserves mention because it reveals profound insights into the adolescent psyche and the dynamics of the parent child relationship. It also happens to be beautiful work of literature and totally engrossing—so how can you lose?

Set in the deep south of 1964, Secret Life of Bees is told from the point of view of 14-year-old Lily, who has lost her mother and whose dad is completely unable to provide her with even a modicum of understanding and tenderness. Because her need to be mothered is so intense (mirroring the need of every child), Lily risks great danger by abandoning her loveless home and journeying to find a mother. What she discovers about truth and self-deception, strength and vulnerability, courage and forgiveness are lessons that all parents, can benefit from.

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