The Secret Life of Bees - Study Guide Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Sue Monk Kidd
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Chapter 12 Summary

Lily finally has a chance to tell August about her past. She reveals the situation regarding her mother and father, as well as the fact that she and Rosaleen are on the run form the law. She waits for judgement and believes that she cannot be loved because of who she is. August tells her that many people love her and that she cannot believe she is unworthy of love, simply because of the accidental death of her mother. Lily produces the picture of Black Mary, with Tiburon, S.C. on its back, and August finally understands how Lily found them, believing it to be fate.

Lily and August sit on the porch drinking iced water and discussing Deborah and her life. What August tells Lily raises more questions, and Lily despises her mother, feeling betrayed, deflated and empty.

Chapter 12 Analysis

For Lily, finally divulging her secrets...

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