Chapter 12

In this chapter, Lily decides to tell August who her mother was and how she really came to be at the Beehouse. August then reveals that she knew and worked for Lily’s mum. August tells Lily about her mother, what she was like, how she came to the beehouse, and why she left Lily and Terrence. Lily, shocked by the news August tells her, finally cries all her feelings out. All the emotions Lily had been holding in, she let out. When Lily reveals it was her who killed her mother, and all the things that had been eating her up inside, August reassures her and tells her she loves her.

‘It was scary, my secrets spilled out across the room, like a garbage truck had backed up and dumped its sorry contents across the floor for her to sort through.’ – Lily, pg 297-298