As many of you already know, Julie Murphy’s Dumplin was recently released on Netflix and in select theaters. The publisher released a movie tie in edition of the book, too. I was contacted to help promote the movie and will be giving away a copy of the book! As you know if you’ve read my reviews, I loved both Dumplin and Puddin.
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
By Julie Murphy
Soon to be a Netflix film (Release Date: December 7, 2018)
Featuring Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, and Dove Cameron, as well as a soundtrack from Dolly Parton!
The movie tie-in edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA of the year—about Willowdean Dickson, the fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town’s beauty pageant.
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 girl does.
Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.
Julie Murphy is the leading voice in body positivity for teens in the YA space. Willowdean is a heroine rarely seen in teen books and movies—she is confident and unafraid. Her struggle with body image issues is a subject every teen can relate to. But Will doesn’t have to lose weight to be happy at the end of this book—or to fall in love.
Praise for Dumplin’:
“Murphy (Side Effects May Vary) successfully makes every piece of the story—Dolly Parton superfans, first love, best-friend problems, an unlikely group of pageant entrants, female solidarity, self-acceptance, and Willowdean’s complicated relationship with the mother who nicknamed her “Dumplin’ “—count, weaving them together to create a harmonious, humorous, and thought-provoking whole.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Will’s singular voice compels readers to think about all that goes into building-and destroying-self-esteem…Splendid”
— Booklist (starred review)
“DUMPLIN’ should be required reading for anyone who has ever felt even slightly uncomfortable in his or her skin. Julie Murphy’s star continues to shine with this groundbreaking, poignant story that will surely change lives.”
— John Corey Whaley, award-winning author of Noggin and Where Things Come Back
“I’m obsessed with this book. Wickedly funny, heartbreakingly real, full of characters to love and cheer for. DUMPLIN’ is such a star.”
— Katie Cotugno, author of How to Love and 99 Days
Awards and Other Acclaim:
- ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
- An ALA Top Ten Pick for Reluctant Readers
- An Indies Choice Best Young Adult Honor Book
- Best Book of the Year & Best Young Adult Contemporary Novel by Romantic Times
- New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
- Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
- Tumblr Reblog Book Club Pick
- Amazon Best Book of the Year
- B&N Best Book of the Year
- Booklist Editor’s choice
- Spirt of Texas High School Reading List
- Tayshas (Texas Teen) Reading List
- Indigo Best Book of the Year
DUMPLIN’ • Movie tie-in edition
On-sale 11/27/18 • ISBN 9780062934673 • $9.99
Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. When she’s not writing or trying to catch stray cats, she can be found reading, traveling, or watching movies so bad they’re good. Her debut contemporary young adult novel, Side Effects May Vary, is out from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins and has been well-received by Kirkus, School Library Journal, VOYA, Booklist, Seventeen Magazine, and Teen Vogue. Dumplin’, Julie’s sophomore novel has received glowing reviews including two stars from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Film rights have been optioned by Disney.
Dolly Parton has a new music video for Dumplin, too!
1 copy of the movie tie-in of Dumplin (US)
Have you watched the movie yet? Did you read the book? What did you think?