The Resource Dumplin', Julie Murphy

Dumplin', Julie Murphy

Label
Dumplin'
Title
Dumplin'
Statement of responsibility
Julie Murphy
Title variation
Dumpling
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete inthe beauty pageant her mother runs
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer Lists, 2016
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2015
  • Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2015.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2016.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers: Top Ten, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10445146
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Julie
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
710
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7.M95352
LC item number
Dum 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 710
  • 710
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Overweight women
  • Self-esteem in adolescence
  • Beauty contests
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • Beauty contests
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • Friendship
  • Self-esteem
  • Texas
  • Texas
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Dumplin', Julie Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
894777660
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780062327185
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Dumplin', Julie Murphy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
894777660
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780062327185
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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