Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell
By Crickett Rumley
Egmont USA, 2011. 296 pgs. Young Adult
Jane is finally going home again after being kicked out of all her boarding schools; home to Bienville, Alabama where her mother died and where the Magnolia Maids pageant reigns supreme. Persuaded by her grandmother to join the pageant, rebellious Jane is surprised to be elected as a Maid. When the adult supervisor tries to force Jane and trailer park resident Brandi Lyn off the court, Jane decides to fight back and become the perfect Maid. A fun, fluffy, humorous read about one teenage girl’s attempt to find her place home again.