Lily Owens: Accidental murderer. Unloveable.Rosealeen: jail escapee.This book: not to bad considering it was for school. Lily accidentally killed her mom when she was 4. Her parents were arguing and the mom pulled out a gun. Little Lily picked it up and it went off. 10 years later her father tells her that her mother never loved her and she left them. the day the mom died she had come back to get her stuff, that's it. Lily sets off to find the truth about her past by going to Tiburon, SC. A town that was scrawled on the back of her mother's picture of the Black Madonna. Rosaleen is her housekeeper that Lily breaks out of jail. Lily ends up with the calendar sisters, Zach, and the Daughter's of Mary. There she learns about herself, her past, and life. At the end she must gather up her courage to oppose T.Ray (her father) and stand up for what she wants.