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The Secret Life of Bees

Posted by missophelia , 06 January 2010 · 90 views

I spent several minutes thumbing through this book in the grocery store, and thought, what the heck. It is set in the year I was born, so that was one of the first things that drew me to it. That and the first page.

So I bought this book about 3 weeks ago, but hadn't yet begun to read, mainly because my attention span is quite limited lately.

I rarely read anymore, but it was something I got great enjoyment from when I was a child.

Anyway, I took it with me to read while my daughter, A, was in her therapy session. She doesn't like to go alone, so I wait for her.
I've read 28 pages in. It's a very easy read. And I'm hooked.

The main character was born on the same day of the year as me.
She is not in the popular crowd in school.
She feels invisible in her father's presence.
And, she feels guilty for the accident that killed her mother.

As I read, I said WOW! to myself, because boy, can I relate to each of those things, except my mother didn't die. I just relate to the guilt. I don't know what else I will be able to relate to as I read further, but the book definitely has my attention.

And the best part is that I was able to spend some time today "outside" of myself. No anxiety, no depression, no having memories. Just for that short amount of time, was pure bliss.

i can't read at the moment and i hate it. i understand getting lost in a book, being outside yourself....

i hope you enjoy the rest of your book. i heard it is much better than the movie.

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