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Teen Book Review

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Fidd

Rating 5

Reviewed by Madeleine, grade 9

The Secret Life of Bees is a touching story of friendship and charity despite the opposing force of racial inequality. This story is about a young girl whose whole life is challenged by a tragic accedent. She and her house keeper, who has been her mother figure since the accedent, runs from the law & finds their way to a honey bee plantation. There she is befriended by the three Boatwright sisters. She will discover her mother's past, & realize she found the mother she was looking for in the boatwright sisters!

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