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’ll be honest with you guys ; i don’t think myself as a pretty girl or a smart one either.I’m just a normal girl with a love for books and passion to pursue mathematics. I happen to fluctuate weight so i get fat sometimes and being 5’9″ and fat is a horrible reputation cause then everyone expects you to be spectacular , which i know I’ll never be. But after reading this novel , i got this new sense of confidence , a new feeling of acceptance. It doesn’t matter if i’m thin or fat or i have good friends who’ll click good pics of mine anywhere at anytime or no friends so i end up being a selfie addict (I’m so not, trust me). I just wanna be happy and feel good about myself. Yes I’m undergoing some painful procedures at this moment but that’s not for the world.These are for my own happiness and Willowdean Dickson aka Dumplin’ is one hell of bad ass character I’ve read so far ! She inspires me in so many ways i just can’t imagine !!!! She likes this hot guy and he likes her too , not caring on the outer surface but the interior beauty . She stood up for herself . She is in every way what I wanna be , the confidence, that boldness. Man , this novel had me totally wrapped around the concept and idea. You just have to be happy in your own skin and totally own it ! Live like there is no one else to judge you or call you by names. Be your own Queen !
My mom usually asks me what I’ve learned from reading this book. Well mom , I accept who I am and I’ma make my dreams come true no matter what.
Go ahead and buy DUMPLIN’ by Julie Murphy and i guarantee you it’s gonna be worth your while 🙂
Happy Reading ❤