Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life Of Bees

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Living your life in secret is never a good thing. In Sue Monk Kidd’s, The Secret Life of Bees, we see Lily live a secret life that could get her into a lot of trouble. We find out how interesting the author is and how big of a hit this novel turned in to. Sue Monk Kidd, the author of The Secret Life of Bees, was born on August 12, 1948. She grew up in Sylvester, Georgia where she lived most of her life. She started writing when she was just thirteen years old. She was inspired to be a writer because of her father’s stories he made up for her when she was younger. Soon after she started writing, one of her pieces was noticed by Readers Digest and that’s where she took off as a writer. She attended and graduated from Texas Christian University.…show more content…
In The Secret Life of Bees Lily goes through almost the whole book living a secret life. While living at home she lives a secret life because she never tells her father, T Ray, about her exploring her mother and what really happened to her. While living with August, Lily goes without telling her that she ran away from her home in Sylvan and that she is there to look for her mother. Lily lives with August while she has many secrets that she is too afraid to tell. Someone can learn from this novel that it is not good to have a secret life. Lily struggles throughout the whole book that someone is going to find out secrets and send her back home. This novel shows people that it is better to tell someone what you're going through so that they may help you. When Lily tells August all of her secrets, August helps her. August let's Lily live with her and not go back to T Ray, and she also clears up all the confusion of how her mother really died. This book can help me understand the world around me more because it shows me that if I have secrets I need to talk to people about them and I don’t need to live a secret life. It also shows me that you never know what someone is going through and that that I always need to be there for everyone if they need help. The theme of this book is having a secret life and that it isn’t good to have
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