Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn't know a thing about life (Pg 2)
Lily is a young girl that ran away from home because her dad which she calles him T.Ray because daddy doesn’t do fit him. Lily wished that her mother was here with her because she killed her mother when she was 4 years. She dreams of paridas were she see her mother and ask her for forgivns.
August has a bright pink house and has 2 sisters, she used to have 3 but Augusts sister killed herself, she is also the oldest in the family. August use to take care of Lily's mom when she was still a little girl. She tells Lily all the little things she did like one time she ran away from home but then they found her sleeping somewhere.
But she's white August (Pg 87)
Rosaleen is Lily's maid. She goes to register to vote, on that day is Lily's b-day. Then these 3 white males approach Rosaleen and start harassing her saying stuff like shes a dumb negro and she wont be about to register because she is a negro. She then starts to draw her name out by using her bottle of spit on the mens shoe. The 3 men beat her up and she goes into jail for theft, harassment and for disturbing the people
Lily, I like you better than any girl I’ve ever known, but you have to understand, there are people who would kill boys like me for even looking at girls like you (Pg 135)
May is the youngest sister in her family, she had a twin sister named April but she was so depressed that she killed herself so it left May a big hole in her heart. Whenever someone does something wrong like kill a bug she starts to cry. One day when this boy named Zach was in jail she was so depressed like her twine April that she would'nt talk and on that day she commined suicide by drowing herself also on that day.
That ain't impossible. When I was 15, I made a 7UP cake for this boy. After that, he kissed me all the time.
June is August and May's sister. She hates Lily because she is white. One day, she was suppose to get married but then the guy that June was suppose to marry but he never should up. June thinks that all men are the same and so she told herself she'll never get marry. A man named Neil ask June if she would marry her but told him that she would not marry him. Neil tried everyday to convince June to marry him but it was pointless because she always say no to Neil
Zach wants to become a lawyer but Lily says that he should be athlete this makes Zach mad and tells Lily that he rather be a lawyer then something he dose'nt want to become. At one point, Zach started to catch fellings for Lily. Zach tells Lily that to promise him that she'll wont forget about him and givers her his dog tag to remember Lily about Zach.