Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday #6 | Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by 
Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Title: Dumplin’

Author: Julie Murphy

Release Date: September 15th 2015

Published by: Balzer + Blay

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Pages: 384

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.

I have heard great things about this books that have made me really want to read it. I’m very interested in seeing how it deals with an overweight protagonist, because I  think this is a subject more contemporary books need to adress, but it needs to be  adress correctly which is really hard to do. Cant’ wait to read this, I see if I love it as much as all the people that have read it.

Are you excited for this book? What are you Waiting on this Wedneday? Let me you link, so I can visit and comment back! 

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5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #6 | Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

  1. I've heard great things about this book and I hope that the discussions on body weight is handled tastefully cause I feel that with any serious topics of discussion they can either over simplify or over dramatize the issues at hand. I'm looking forward to seeing how this book plays out.

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  2. I really really really want to read this one too!!! I definitely think you're right — that it's great that body-image is being brought up and that the book hopefully addresses it correctly. So far (based on the reviews I've seen), it seems like it has been addressed in the correct way, but I'm really looking forward to seeing for myself 🙂

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