news to Lou Ann; “Listen, I’ve made up my mind about something. I’m going to drive Esperanzaand Estevan to a safe house in Oklahoma. And while I’m there I’m going to see if I can find any of Turtles relatives” (246). This shows that Taylor is not only a strong person, but a selfless person for willing to risk her life to help Esperanza, Estevan, and her daughter. If she were to get caught, she could face “five years in prison and a $2,000 fine for each illegal person I was assisting, which in this case would be two” (247). Even after finding out this information, she was still headstrong and wanted to help. This novel is highly recommended. The Bean Treesis an admirable book, especially to those who like to read something about real life hardships and situations. Although Kingsolver’s writing style is difficult to follow in the beginning, it gets easier throughout the book. The plot is intriguing as it goes on leaving the reader many questions that do not get answered till chapters later. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver is an exhilarating novel with interesting writing techniques that portray the life of friends, motherhood, and life as an immigrant.