“Waiting” On Wednesday: Dumplin’

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Dumplin - Julie MurphyDumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publication date: September 15th 2015
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Add on: Goodreads

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.

So I’ve been seeing this one around a bit more lately (despite it not coming out until September), but never actually read the synopsis…Well, I finally did. And it sounds like a super cute and fun read! Here’s hoping to some fun shenanigans!

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Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: Dumplin’”

  1. This sounds like such a great book! I am really keen to read it as well.

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

  2. christine danielle says: Reply

    I love how unique the heroine is! Also the cover looks so perfect with the pageant vibe.

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  3. This one does sound like a really fun and inspiring story! Its definitely getting some great buzz already!

  4. Yes! I am so super excited for this one. I managed to snag an e-arc from Edelweiss, and I can’t wait to read it. Great pick!

  5. This sounds really sweet! “With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.”
    Hope you read it soon, Cyn 🙂

  6. I’ve not read anything by this author! I like this cover, it is simple yet eye-catching 😀 I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a lovely day, Cyn 🙂

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  7. This one seems so cute! The title just makes me giggle all the time.

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  8. Love the title! The books sounds cute and heartwarming.

  9. Shenanigans maybe, but I loathe beauty contests and things the like, even if a bit chubby girl might be the winner of this one. Hope you enjoy, though. =)
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  10. Great choice! I am really looking forward to this one too because I loved Side Effects May Vary by the same author.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  11. I think I got an egalley of this one. It sounds so cute! Great pick!
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  12. I’m super keen on Dumplin as well, I loved how it doesn’t feature the usual protagonist!

  13. YAY DUMPLIN’! I can’t get over how much I love the cover, and I’m just hoping the book is as wonderful as it looks to be. 🙂

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