"I have asked God to repeatedly to do something about T.Ray. He'd gone to church for forty years and was only getting worse."
" You act like you're my keeper. Like I'm some dumb nigger you gonna save."
" Some people don't have any idea about how complicated life is a hive. Bees have a secret life we don't know anything about."
When T.Ray try to take her back to Sylvan and goes completely ballistic when he is reminded of how Lily's mother abandon him.."
Lily is a fourteen-year-old girl, her mother died when she was only four years old. The only family she had was an abusive father, and a maid named Rosaleen as her housekeeper figure.
" The truth is your mom abandon you".
Roaleen is a housekeeper for Lily's house. She is seen as Lily's mother figure. She was very wise and a strong woman.
" She played music for dying people, going to their homes and even to the hospital to serenade them into the next life."
August is like the leader of the house, she a role model to lily and can handle whats on its way and plenty more.
" I'm sorry I was first hard on you May she t.when first got here..."
T.Ray is the abusive father of Lily she doesn't even consider him at all. He is mean and very negative towards Lliy.
May she the sister full of emotions. She controls them by writing down names of people and puts them in the crevices of a wall as a way of praying for them.
june is another sister of August. She is racist and a little harder to get comfortable with, on the first ay Lily arrived she was very rude and eventually got comfortable with her. she is racist against white people so that's and that made lily not feel welcomed but later on that changed.