The Weird Sisters
May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

The Secret Life of Bees

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This is the total number of profanity incidents in this 302 page book.

*Sexual and Violence incidents coming soon! We'll change this number once these incidents are included.

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Key Words: Coming of Age, Historical Fiction

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Book Description:

The multimillion-copy–bestselling first novel by the author of The Invention of Wings, coming from Viking in January 2014 The Secret Life of Bees was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years, a Good Morning America “Read This” Book Club pick and was made into an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, and Alicia Keys. A coming of age tale set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees will appeal to fans of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help and Beth Hoffman’s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce-hearted black “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three of the town’s most vicious racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina—a town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love—a story that women will continue to share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.


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Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 22 Incidents

h*ck, cr*p, d*mn*d, h*ll

Anatomical Terms - 7 Incidents

jack*ss, d*ck, *ss

Scatological Terms - 9 Incidents

p*ss, sh*t

Religious Profanities - 7 Incidents

d*mn*tion, godd*mn

Derogatory Terms - 23 Incidents

sp*c, n*gg*r, n*gr*, h*e, b*tch, cr*cker


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Conversation Topics

15 Topics - 57 mentions of those topics

ghosts, kidnap, electrocute, torture, dope, skull, stab, choke, kill, beer, snuff, witch, suicide, alcohol, drunk

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