What is the description of Dorothy in the book Wringer?

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Dorothy is described as not being particularly pretty, and a little different, and thanks to this she endures constant harassment from her classmates and other children in the neighborhood.

She begins to form a friendship with Palmer, but eventually he gives in to the pressure of his "gang" and begins to join in the harassment, sacrificing their friendship.  Later on Palmer apologizes profusely and she accepts him back.

But her differences make her an outsider and as such, she also gains somewhat of a greater insight into the character of those who harass her and she builds some inner strength that many of her peers don't have.

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