"You picked it off the floor. Then it just went off-" Pg.19
"Rosaleen lifted her snuff jug, which was filled with black spit..."Pg.32
"Nobody wants you to leave, Lily, till you're good and ready." Pg.113
Lily is a 14 year-old teenager, her mother died when she was 4 years-old. She is on a quest to find more clues about her mother. But she already knows that she killed her, also with her abusive father.
"You're mother didn't care about you." Pg.7
Rosaleen is a young adult, that is like a nany since Lily's mother is gone, so she is there to help. Just a person to help around the house since T.Ray won't
"But she's white, August."Pg.87
August is a black women who is letting Rosaleen and Lily stay for awhile until things get better, she is very sweet and helpful and love everyone no matter what color.
T.Ray is a very mean person. He treats Lily poorly, basically abuses her. He has changed since he thinks that Lily killed her own mother on purpose.
June is not a happy person. Her relationship with Lily is not very strong, June has had a bad past with white people, so she doesn't really trust Lily because shes white.
Zack is a young boy around Lily's age. He's a black boy; Lily and himself have a little thing for each other.