lilly, a fourteen year old white girl is the main character that leaves her home because she needs to find out about her mother. Lilly is a positive little girl that has much to learn about forgiveness and growing up. She is on a journey to find out about her mother's life and her past.She is still young and can't seem to accept some things that have happend throughout her life.
T-ray is lilly's father who is abusive, and always grumpy. He is a very negative person and punishes lilly for absurd reasons. His wife deborah which is lilly's mother died because of lilly, and ever since t-rays been negative.
Rosaleen is a black african american who happends to be lilly's house maid. She is somewhat careless, and doesn't have manners. although rosaleen has a negative side she is also positive and a caring person.She is like a mother to lilly, and when she is arrested lilly sneaks her out.She sticks to lilly throughout her journey
August is may and june's older sister who lives in a bright pink house and own a honey farm. August is a very positive person who is uplifting, respectful, cultured, and is very educated. She is like a role model to lilly and very supportive, and gives much advice to lilly. She also teaches lilly many things.
June is may and august middle sister that lives with her sisters in a bright pink house. June is a bit racist towards lilly and doesn't seem to accept lilly's presence. June is a high school music teacher, she enjoys music and is well educated as well.
May is june and august's youngest sister. She is very sensitive ever since her twin sister april committed suicide. May is very nice and liked to cook, but anytime something tragic or sad happend she gets upset and starts crying. To cope with her emotions she hums "Oh susanna" , and goes to wailing wall she built.