This is such a great book! Lily has ran away from home with her stand in mother, and in a time of strong racism, Lily finds ways to ignore the remarks, and lives on befriending strangers of a different race, falling in love, and searching for the truth about her mother. there are so many twists to this book but it makes the whole story. While I was reading The Secret Life of Bees, i kept thinking about what might happen next. There's a large amount of forshadowing, and what you expect to happen, won't happen. It's one of the best books i've read, and I can definitely see why it was on Good Morning, America's Book list. I highly reccomend it.