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BookReview - Honors Symposium Dr. Karen Erickson 4/30/2007...

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Honors Symposium Dr. Karen Erickson 4/30/2007 The Secret Life of Bees: Book Review This book is about Lily Owens, a fourteen-year-old white girl living on a peach farm in South Carolina in 1964 during the middle of the Civil Rights era. She lives with her father, T. Ray, and her African-American nanny, Rosaleen. Rosaleen acted as Lily’s mother for most of her life because Lily’s mother died mysteriously when Lily was only four. Lily only has a vague, blurred memory of her mother’s death formed by the fact that T. Ray tells Lily that she accidentally shot her own mother. Lily spends most of her time on the farm longing to know about her mother and her death, and wishing to get away from her harsh father. When Rosaleen gets thrown in jail after a run-in with the town racists, Lily takes it upon herself to free Rosaleen and the two of them embark on an adventure throughout South Carolina to find a new life. Lily’s one and only goal in this journey is to find out the truth about her deceased mother. They use a
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