The Secret Life of Bees - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Sue Monk Kidd
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Chapter 7 Summary

Lily feels the animosity building between June and herself, and she is aware of Zach, August's godson, hindering her ability to bond further with August. Even though Lily feels physically drawn toward Zach, she does not understand why.

Chapter 7 Analysis

Lily's inability to relax suggests that she is waiting for her life to be thrust back into chaos, as it has so many times before. She begins to doubt the harmonious longevity of her stay in the Boatwright home. June and Zach become hurdles, and she views them both as having the ability to sever her connection with August. While June poses a real threat since she may expose Lily and her past, Zach's return compromises Lily's position further. Lily believes that if she loses August's undivided attention, she will become insignificant, jeopardizing the feeling of being wanted that she has become accustomed to. The sexual attraction...

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