The Secret Life of Bees

There are people who would kill boys like me for even looking at girls like you." Is Zach exaggerating?


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No, Zach is not exagerrating. The novel's setting took place at a time when young black men (or old) weren't supposed to speak to a white girl (woman) let alone have a friendship....... any attraction between the two would have been punishable.