I saw The Secret Life of Bees tonight with my friend Patricia. I have been looking at the book for the last couple of years, and kept thinking I should read it, but I never got around to it. Now it’s in the theater!
I work with Special Ed children, and this week I’m working at a Jr. High School. There is an autistic student in the class I’m working with who was feeling stressed and I was talking to him to try and engage him and help him relax as we walked around the track. I asked him if he had seen any movies lately and he told me he had just gone to see The Secret Life of Bees. I asked him what it was about, and he said, “these people go to live at this house and they all become a family.” He was right!
I don’t want to give too much away, but it deals with racial issues, voting, tragedy and love. I highly recommend it-the cast is top notch-including Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, and Alicia Keys!