Book Review: Dumplin’ By Julie Murphy

Hey everyone! I’m back again. Last night I wasn’t exactly back and I won’t officially be for around a month. Yikes! Today I’m doing a book review. This is a YA book which is a huge change for me. Hopefully I’ll read more of these!

Name: Dumplin’

Author: Julie Murphy

# of pages: 371

My Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 3.9/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Age Range: 13+

Amazon Summary:

Dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom, Willowdean 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 Teen Blue Bonnet 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.


My Thoughts:

Dumplin was a great book-mainly. The main character Will or “Dumplin'” is pretty darn loveable. I rated it 4/5 stars because it has a lot of back and forth romance that I wasn’t a huge fan of. Will couldn’t decide who she loved so it was back and forth. I guess that’s how most stories like this are. The ending was sweet and made me very happy. If you’re a fan of love stories, friends, family and so much more.


That’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed my book review of Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀


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