Dumplin'

By MURPHY, Julie

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ISBN
9780062327185
Publisher
HarperCollins Balzer & Bray


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2015  |  Young Adult

Gr 9 Up—Sixteen-year-old Dolly Parton-loving Willowdean doesn't usually struggle with her identity and self-confidence as a fat girl in a her small Texas town, where her mother leads the local pageant scene, until hot former jock Bo kisses her. In this novel, Murphy takes her time letting Willowdean explore her feelings about a variety of situations relating to friendship, jealousy, sexual attraction, drag queens, her obese aunt's death, her relationship with he...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2015

"I'm fat. It's not a cuss word. It's not an insult. At least it's not when I say it." Clover City, Texas, resident Willowdean "Will" Dickson has always been comfortable with who she is: a cashier at Harpy's Burgers & Dogs, a Dolly Parton fan, and a fat girl. But the attention of Bo, a co-worker she has a crush on, makes her feel self-conscious; her insecurities only increase when she decides to ente...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Willowdean is comfortable being a cashier at Harpy's Burgers & Dogs, a Dolly Parton fan, and a fat girl. But the attention of ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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