The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd

302 pages first pub 2001 (editions)

fiction historical emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced

Description

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 forthcoming novel The Book of Longings Set in South Carolina in 19...

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Community Reviews Summary of 43,571 reviews

Moods

emotional 86%
reflective 61%
hopeful 55%
inspiring 49%
sad 39%
adventurous 20%
challenging 12%
funny 11%
tense 11%
lighthearted 10%
informative 9%
dark 8%
relaxing 5%
mysterious 4%

Pace

medium 69%
slow 20%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 67% | A mix: 27% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.98

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