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  • Lily
  • “People, in general, would rather die than forgive. It’s that hard”
  • Rosaleen
  • “She was black as could be, twisted like driftwood from being out in the weather, her face a map of all the storms and journeys she’d been through. Her right arm was raised as if she was pointing the way, except her fingers were closed in a fist. It gave her a serious look, like she could straighten you out if necessary
  • August
  • “Regrets don’t help anything, you know that”
  • Lily's mom died when lily was only 4 years old. Know she lives with her abusive dad.Shew gets tired of the way he treats her so she decides to run away to fine a better life.
  • T.Ray
  • “Before coming here, my whole life had been nothing but a hole where my mother should have been, and this hole had made me different, left me always aching for something, but never once did I think what he’d lost or how it might’ve changed him”
  • Rosaleen is a black women that works for T.Ray. She wanted to go sign up to vote but she got in a fight with 3 white guys and went to jail. After that lily broke her out of jail.Now lily and rosaleen are trying to find a new place to stay.
  • June
  • “But she’s white, August”
  • August is a bee keeper that takes lily and rosaleen in. She helps them with what they need. August shows lily throughout the book that life has meaning and all you have to do is embrace it. 
  • Zach
  • “I don’t know if I’ll have much of a future either.” “Why not? You’re not an orphan.” “No,” he said. “I’m a Negro”
  • T.Ray is lily's abusive father. He tells lily she is the one who killed her mother and that her mother left her.He makes lily think that no one loves her and no will ever love her.
  • June is August sister. She doesn't like that lily is staying with her. She also doesn't want to get married because she has gotten her heart broken. she starts liking lily and asks for forgiveness. 
  • Zach helps August with selling the honey. He likes lily and lily likes him but he knows they can't be together because of the color of their skin. He wants to become a layer.
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