"Day one of my new life. That's what this is." pg. 57
" Shitbucket, damn fool girl." pg.55
" You can't be a true beekeeper without getting strung." pg. 167
Lily Owen is a 14 year old girl that is motherlessness and holds in a lot pain because of her mother's death.
Rosaleen is like a second mother to Lily since she has seen her mother since she was 4 years. She is a housekeeper whom T.Ray pull out of the fields to care for Lily.
"Come on. Don't mess up your time to live." pg.222
A middle-aged black woman who welcomes Lily into her home.August lives in a pink house in Tiburon, South Carolina, with her two sisters, May and June. Together, May, June, and August are known as “the calendar sisters.”
" ALL right, let's get marry." pg.222
T. Ray is Lily's father, a bitter, cruel man who takes his anger out on Lily. The source of that anger is Deborah's abandonment.
May was one of the twin, and her twin sister April commit suicide long before Lily came to the Boatright house.
June is the Boatright sister who is angry about Lily's staying with them. Unbeknownst to Lily, June resents the fact that her sister August had a menial job in Deborah Fontanel's home years earlier.