(Waiting on Wednesday brought to you by our friends at Breaking the Spine)
Author: Julie Murphy
Goodreads Rating: 4.17
Expected Publication: September 15, 2015
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.
I am so beyond excited for this! I heard many good things about the book and the author. I've recently been experimenting with more contemporary books and this one seems right up my alley.
First off, I have been struggling with my weight for a while. I'm the heaviest I have ever been since getting a full time career and I have been battling with my weight and self-image for years (as many girls/women have).
The main reason I want to read this is book is I have a feeling Will is going to be a big inspiration for me on how to love the skin I'm in and who I am. Not just for me, but for all women who don't feel beautiful. Break the standards of beauty! I'll be cheering for Will the whole way :)
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