Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees is probably one of my favorite books that I've ever read.  Set in South Carolina, 1964,  The Secret Life of Bees tells a story about a girl named Lily Owens, whose life is shaped around the old memory of the day her mother was killed.  Lily lives with her abusive father and their maid, Rosaleen, who is always trying to take care of  Lily, and defend her from T.Ray (Lily's dad.)  One day when Rosaleen takes Lily out to town, Rosaleen insults the three most racist men in town.  Lily plans an escape to Tiburon, South Carolina.  She believes that this place holds many secrets to her mother's past.  Taken in by a warmhearted and loving trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their magical world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna.  This book is a MUST READ!  I would rate this book 5 stars!! :)  I would definitely recommend it!

Thanks
Alyssa :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bloggrls Sistric (Meg)

                 This book was really good! Two things, I know I haven't posted for a really long time, (Again!) and second this is a really weird title for a book.  But I really, really liked it no matter what the title!  This story is about a 16 year old girl named Megan.  Megan has an older sister named Cara, who she calls T2-P2, if you read it you'll know why!  Anyway, Megan has started up her own blog, and she has invited a couple of friends to read and comment on her posts.  Megan's many friends always help her through all of the hard times that she has, which is practically all the time!  For example, Megan's sister Cara has turned anorexic and is obsessed with every single carb or protein she puts in her body.  Cara eats all of the family's food and then throws it right up when she's done.  Cara also has a terrible boyfriend named Trip.  Trip always makes fun of her and even Megan!  And on top all of this Megan is having a hard time dealing  with her own problems.  She can't decide on which guy she should be more into Mark or Jeremy?  AND, she also signed up for an art class competition that she is pretty nervous about.  I would rate this book 4 stars, it's really good!  I would definitely recommend it!


Thanks
Alyssa :)