Book Reads: Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) [☝]

December 25, 2013

"Knowing can be a curse on a person's life. I'd traded in a pack of lies for a pack of truth, and didn't know which one was heavier. Which one took the most strength to carry around? It was a ridiculous question though, because once you know the truth, you can't go back and pick up your suitcase of lies. Heavier or not, the truth is yours now."

My journey to reading this book was a long one because I landed reading a different book with similar book cover and title. However, it happened to benefit me because I was able to learn more about the behaviour of the bees which is somehow vital to the plot of the Secret Life of Bees.

Honestly, I had to push myself to continue reading this book because the sequence of events in the book is rather slow for me. However, when I got to know the characters and I have absorbed the plot, I got interested on where the story would go. And the lessons that I have learned about this book is a treasure of a lifetime.

The journey to know more about her mother. 
The discrimination among black people.
The very strong belief held by your faith.
Sisterhood bond. Trust. Loving without bounds.

Those are just a few of what I have learned in the book. It seemed that everything that happened to Lily Owens was written in the stars to happen, all thanks to that Black Mary photo that she had that once belonged to her mother. 

The story showed that in life, if you want something, you'll bound to get it as long as you put all your faith on it and you do not hesitate to do action to achieve it. 

I can't really remember now how the bees connected with the story, but I know this acted as a symbolism that described how closely knitted the lives of each bees are and how they cope up with the challenges that arise in their colony.

This is a perfect book to read while sipping a cup of hot chocolate on a rainy day. The mood of the story can sometimes be a bit gloomy but there's still a ray of sunshine and hope that came at the end of the day. Just like in life, some things might go wrong, but surely and in faith, everything will become alright in the end.

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