If you were a fan of The Secret Life of Bees, pick up Saving Cee Cee Honeycuttthe next time you're in need of a good read. To me, these books represent the best of summer reading. Hoffman perfectly captures the southern spirit that drew so many readers into The Secret Life of Bees with the characters, setting, and tone of this book. It carries the same themes of resilience, family, and the need to belong. This was one of those reads where the characters stayed with me for a week afterwards. And if you haven't read either? I'd recommend both! Perfect for a ladies' bookclub or to pass around to all your friends this summer.