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A year before the novel begins, Ruby Landry Dumas discovers her father lives in New Orleans and so she leaves her home in an impoverished Cajun bayou community to be reunited with him. Although Pierre Dumas is thrilled to have his daughter in his life, his wife Daphne is not so enthusiastic. After a dramatic year full of scandal, Mr. Dumas decides to send Ruby and her twin sister, Giseselle, to a private girls' school near Baton Rouge called Greenwood.
Sad to leave her boyfriend Beau, Ruby acquiesces quietly to her father's decision, while Gisselle complains the whole way to Greenwood. Life at Greenwood isn't perfect for Ruby: Gisselle tortures her with problems while trying to force Ruby to demand their father bring them back to New Orleans. The school principal, Mrs. Ironwood, discriminates against Ruby because of her "low class" Cajun roots and because Ruby inadvertently befriends Mrs. Ironwood's...