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Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs.
"Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson's life changes the day her mother's boyfriend holds up a convenience store and her mother is wrongly imprisoned for assisting in the crime. Ruby Clyde and her pet pig, Bunny, hide out during the robbery, and then afterward, terrified and very much alone, they find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor's home. Aunt Eleanor is an ornery, solitary nun living in the midst of a peach orchard on Paradise Ranch, and...