I love a book where the character accepts herself and loves who she truly is. I love it even more when she doubts herself and finds her way back. When your mom is a pageant queen there are expectations, expectations that Willowdean refuses to accept. The rift this causes between the teen and her mother seems insurmountable. But, add in some excellent friends and a bar full of drag queens and things start to change!
I real enjoyed this peek at small-town pageant life. The Dolly Parton connection was both unexpected and a perfect fit.
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