Title: The Secret Life of Bee’s
How do I even begin?
I really like this book. I saw this on a local book store and I heard great reviews about it. I think that’s what mostly led me to read this. The great reviews.
Since, the reviews are so good, I had high expectations for this and I only liked it. Not loved it. It was meh.
Some things to look forward: Lily’s growth of herself throughout the book. If there is one thing I like, it’s character development. Lilly was insecure about herself. She didn’t know if she killed her mom or not. She is always trying to fit in. She wants to find a place where she belongs. With August, June, and May (SPOILER: SHE DIES) she learns more about herself and family than she could ever imagine.
Zach’s and Lilly’s sweet friendship. They are like 2 peas in a pod. And even when it develops into something more, it’s even more sweet.
Some things not to look forward: Lily’s character. So I know that maybe the point is that, Lilly has to find her true self, and whatever. But did Sue Monk Kidd have to make her… so … stupid? And so annoying? It’s like she’s a rock climber and she’s struggling to grasp a rock. Because she keeps on whining.
T.Ray is the guy I hate the most in this story. No you do NOT abuse your OWN CHILD, no matter how she looks like your dead love.
To conclude, it was really a 3-star book. Mixed feelings.