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The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings and The Book of Longings Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has b

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Author Sue Monk Kidd

Pages 352

Publisher Penguin

Published Date 2003-01-28

ISBN 0142001740 9780142001745


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SaltyGizmo99 shared a tip "Read this in English class great story of like found family and very hesrtwarming"

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sherri_arney shared a tip "I absolutely loved this book. Such a great story."

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kleeann_bridges shared a tip "Such a sweet story. Really well told. Well developed characters and engaging story. Really got lost in its pages."

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k3nz3r shared a tip "This is one of my favorite books I’ve ever read. The story is so touching :) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

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nalini_ramgobind shared a tip "The Movie was good too."

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andrea_klotz shared a tip "Excellent read"

jennifer_johnston_7706 shared a tip "Sue monk really hit the ball out of the park on this one. It’s destined to be a classic."

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patrick_ferlin shared a tip "Love this book! Absolutely inspiring!"

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ave_6504 shared a tip "I liked this book! The only thing was that I didn’t favor the main character too well."

leah_madamba shared a tip "Just finished Where the Crawdads Sing"

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miriah_harris shared a tip "A great coming of age book set in 1964 South Carolina during the civil rights movement."

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jolle_cruickshank shared a tip "I loved this book! Such a great read! Will be one of my favorites"

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claudia_howard_6492 shared a tip "Such a great story of what family means and how we form new ones with friends"

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julia_mosley shared a tip "I love this book SO much! I cryed so much at that one part😭. But I won't spoil. It is a good book and is a good therapy book."

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caitlin_beltran shared a tip "Such a great read!!! One of my new favorites"

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marina_flores_8257 shared a tip "This one is a school read lol! still good, don’t remember much. Means I might have to read again"

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victoriaelizabeth shared a tip "Sure! Hope you enjoy!"

awesome_user_921303 shared a tip "A book that talks about racism, and even a bit about feminism. Loved it so much!"

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tina_mckay_8214 shared a tip "Read this a long time again and LOVED it!!!"

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lorna_castillo shared a tip "sure have. one of my favorite Wes Anderson movies"

lorna_castillo shared a tip "wait you meant Secret Life of Bees, lol. I've seen that too. very touching"

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erika_bernatz shared a tip "It's a bit darker but have your read the last child by John hart?"

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andrea_shelley shared a tip "No I didn't even realize there was a movie!"

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eric_lucero shared a tip "Read book and few times. I also enjoyed the movie."

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ashley_knight_1878 shared a tip "Easy and fast paced. A book about finding where you belong and making your own family."

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katrina_harriman shared a tip "Love the characters and plot. Strong female role models"

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danielle_domville shared a tip "I’m not sure, I’m still looking. Any recommendations?"

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lauren_davis_1317 shared a tip "I’m reading more thriller/horror right now. But I always love a good coming of age story"

laura_tywater shared a tip "Oh wow - thats a tough question. I was completely enthralled from page one! I’m a sucker for southern storylines!!"

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sierra_lyon_9805 shared a tip "The message is profound with an easy to read story"

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bri_mash shared a tip "One of my top books of 2019!"

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annicc shared a tip "It’s simply but sweet"

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jaclyn_dannelley shared a tip "I have! I read the book and watched the movie back in High school and they were both equally good."

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lili_pruett shared a tip "This is my favorite book"

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gaale shared a tip "This book is super good. It can really open your eyes to new ideas. It’s also super sad if you like sad stories"

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cc_walker shared a tip "Lovely, heartwarming story."

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delanie_goyette shared a tip "I read this my freshman year of high school and to this day it is still one of my favorites. A quick read for anyone too."

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jennifer_wall_5498 shared a tip "Where the Crawdads Sing is one of my favourites!"

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shantay_carr shared a tip "Totally worth it! It has a clean writing style and potent narrative."

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christa_smith shared a tip "Currently loving Alice Hoffman’s The Book of Magic. I’m always willing to go bank to Massachusetts with the Owens."

julie_morgan_4721 shared a tip "One of my favorites. Loved. Hated to finish. Wanted another book like this."

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haileyecho shared a tip "The whole time I read it I kept thinking, “this is written like a classic.” So good. Beautifully written and a beautiful story."

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andrea_sposato shared a tip "I think when they’re playing with the hose outside and June joins in because Lily sprayed her."

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casidy_estabrook shared a tip "Wonderful coming of age story involving racism, suicide, and domestic violence. It really is a beautiful story!"

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