Dumplin’ – book review


Dumplin’ is a unique and heartwarming novel, written by Julie Murphy.

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mum) has always been at home in her own skin. 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 former jock, and she isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to him. But she’s surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding more self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets 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 anyone else does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City – and maybe herself most of all.Read More »