Loved this book!!!!!!!! Cee Cee is 12 years old when her crazy mother, I mean wearing prom dresses daily, massive make-up, crowns, and beauty pageant sashes, crazy mother walks in front of a bus and dies. Her absentee, traveling salesman father gives her to her great aunt in Georgia. The story gets happier from here on out. A great story of love in the South by wonderful southern ladies.