The Secret Life of Bees

secret life of bees chapter 9

What is the significance of the simile Lily uses to describe her life at this point?(Pg 175)

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Lily felt that her life was like a high dive: she felt she was about to "leap into unknown waters". Lily wanted to find out about her mother's past at the Boatwrights and felt she was on the verge of finding out information that would shape her own future.