The Secret Life of Bees

what is the book about ?

What is this book about?

Who is the main character?

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Lily Owens is the novel's narrator, is also the story's protagonist. Lily begins the novel at age fourteen, a sad girl who has experienced far more than most have at her age. She lives in Sylvan, South Carolina, with her father, T. Ray, and her housekeeper, Rosaleen. Lily and Rosaleen flee the abusive T. Ray and find refuge in a matriarchal community of black women. Lily discovers things about herself and her deceased mother.