30 June 2009
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd was an amazing book. The author’s writing style was amazing. She wrote in a style that would touch anyone who read it. Her first novel was definitely a big hit, and taught many life lessons within it. Sue Monk Kidd used many different figurative languages, and the imagery she used was very helpful. As I read this book, I felt at many points as if I was actually in the book.
I was never bored at any part of this book. It really interested me in different ways. I was interested mostly in how the author made the story plot. To me, this was a book that you could not possibly guess what was going to happen next. It was interesting after reading Sue Monk Kidd’s novel and reading the packet how the author’s mother was nothing like the mother in the story. The main character in the book, Lily Owens, did not have a motherly figure for her entire life. Throughout the book, she was not only searching for a woman to be that motherly figure but for someone to take her in like her own child. Sue Monk Kidd’s mother was nothing like that. She is still alive to this day and has always cared about her child very much so, never leaving her at any point in time. Seeing that Sue Monk Kidd enjoyed writing about her life, I thought that she would make the mother in the story a woman that is always there for her child and wouldn’t ever leave her. I guess I was wrong. Finally, I was interested in how Sue Monk Kidd imagined all of these characters. Not one of them resembled someone she knew. She knew several inspiring African American women growing up, but when she wrote The Secret Life of Bees, she made up every character. This interested me because it showed what kind of imagination she had. Sue Monk Kidd had to imagine every single character and how each one behaved differently.
The novel is set in the South during the 1960’s. During this time race was a big deal, and the... [continues]
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