The Secret Life of Bees
I read the book: “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd and I loved it. I loved the movie just as much. The story is compelling, the acting is marvelous and the setting is beautiful. Dakota Fanning stars, alongside Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Sofie Okenedo and Alicia Keys. It’s about loss, and family, and strength and the sweetness of life. The story takes place in the south in the 1960’s, so racial tension is a backdrop. But the main story is Lily’s. She’s a young girl who runs away with her nanny to search for the truth – and she ends up finding herself.