Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Waiting on Wednesdays: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine!

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Publish Date: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

This sounds like such a fun book. Plus a little different than the typical YA. I love a good contemporary.

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.


  1. This sounds like a fun read. I like that it's different from the norm - I'll have to check it out :)

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Wit and Sin

  2. Haha, this is also my pick this week :D I hope you enjoy when it releases!

    My WoW

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  3. Dumplin sounds like an interesting story with an interesting message. Great choice.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. I am a little curious about this


  5. I have been eyeing this one lately...I do love to root for the less conventional beauty. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “FLIGHT PATTERNS”

  6. This book sounds right up my alley, love when the protagonist has self confidence in themselves. Seems like it's going to be funny too, which is always a plus. If you get a chance, please check out my WoW..

  7. I'm really looking forward to this too. Great pick, Alison! :)

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

  8. I like that this is a different kind of YA book too with a more body positive kind of message. I'm definitely going to be reading it. Great pick!

  9. Sounds great and hope you have a great time reading it. thanks ever so much for the share.

    My WOW

  10. Great choice! I read an ARC of this one and it is just brilliant. I hope you love it. I know you'll love it. Everyone will love it.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  11. I'm waiting on this one too! It looks great and I can't wait to et it. I've pre-ordered it already. Great pick! Here's my WoW.

  12. I got the arc for this from ALA this summer and I'm really excited to read it.

    p.s. About your question, the graphic novel isn't girly because there is no romance involved but friendship between R&J. I think it will be appeal to both girls and guys.

  13. I finished this one last week and really enjoyed it, so I hope you do too.

    My WoW


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