Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spineand spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Dumplin': Julie Murphy
Publication Date: September 15th 

Synopsis: 

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.


This book sounds so amazing. It definitely hits a special place for me because I was kind of chubby when I was little so I know what kind of bullying can come along with it. I am very excited to see what direction this book goes in. 

8 comments:

  1. Nice! Been seeing a bit of this one! Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I've been seeing it around a lot as well. I hope it's as good as I expect it will be!

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  2. I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS OMG!!! I have a feeling Dumplin is going to be one of my favs this year :)

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    1. EEK! Same here! I'm super excited to get it!

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  3. I'm really looking forward to this one too!

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    1. Yay we can obsess over it together when it comes out!

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  4. I love the sound of this, it's very diverse from your usual heroine. I hope you enjoy it once it comes out soon <3 Benish| Feminist Reflections

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    1. Yes it's definitely different! I don't think weight is a topic discussed a lot in YA!

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