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Dumplin' - Julie Murphy
Dumplin'
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Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always... show more
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780062327185 (62327186)
ASIN: 62327186
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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christina's book corner
christina's book corner rated it
3.0 Book Review : Dumplin Julie Murphy
october 24-26 Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Dumplin' - Julie Murphy
Fat girl signs up for a beauty pageant she really isn’t interested in, and of course there’s a gal who wants to tear down pageant culture, and another gal who’s really into it, but it doesn’t end up being as predictable as it sounds. No one has to lose weight before she can be happy. Library copy
Malin
Malin rated it
3.5 #CBR8 Book 105: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
Willowdean "Will" Dickson is a teenager in a small town in Texas, with nothing much to recommend it, except being home of the oldest beauty pageant in the state (possibly the country, I don't remember). The Miss Teen Bluebonnet is a big deal and Will's mother's biggest claim to fame is that she won ...
Ali In Book Wonder
Ali In Book Wonder rated it
5.0 Dumplin' Review!
Hey everyone and how's it going? Well, me I'm doing pretty good. Today yes today I know crazy right it's Friday and I don't write on Fridays lol. Today I will be doing a review on a book that isn't apart of The Chronicles of Narnia yay hehe!!! I will be reviewing "Duplin'" by Julie Murphy. So, here ...
Lalilienthal
Lalilienthal rated it
4.0 Hilarious. Quietly poignant. Provocative.
This book is: Hilarious. Quietly poignant. Provocative.I really enjoyed Murphy's writing style. Willowdean Dickson is an incredible character,she's really brave, and she's fat :) "I’m fat. It’s not a cuss word. It’s not an insult. At least it’s not when I say it."“I guess sometimes the perfection we...
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