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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 4 years ago
The point of these quick takes post to catch up on my "To Write About" stack—emphasizing pithiness, not thoroughness. This is a little longer than most of these that I do, I just wanted to get caught up on my Library Book Audiobooks (I'm so thankful that I can get audio downloads from my library rig...
Books, Books and More Books
Books, Books and More Books rated it 5 years ago
DUMPLIN’ by Judy Murphy This book is not PC. A teenage girl is called Dumplin’ by her mother who constantly reminds her how fat she is and how pretty she would be if she just lost some weight. Dumplin’ and her friends decide to enter the beauty contest Dumplin’s mother runs and had won many years ...
Emerjas rated it 6 years ago
As the name of the book suggests, this was an anthology of stories featuring love triangles. Even though some of them really didn't have much of one. As with all anthologies, there was a mix of stories I loved and stories I did not. There was an impressive amount of diversity as far as race and sexu...
christina's book corner
christina's book corner rated it 7 years ago
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 rated it 8 years ago
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
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