CBR11Bingo – Own Voices! Holy poop, this is my 52nd review! I’ve officially cannonballed! Not that I’ll stop playing now, though. I am a huge fan of Julie Murphy’s YA books, so when I saw the ARC for her middle grade debut was available at Book Expo, I knew I’d be snapping it up both for my pleasure reading and for my work on the RI Middle School Book Award Committee! While I’d usually save my off-committee summertime for “anything but children’s books”, I decided […]
Millie Michalchuk is a fat girl who’s tired of feeling bad about it. She goes to fat camp every summer because her mother swears there’s a thin girl inside her just waiting to come out. But not this summer. Millie is determined to go to a broadcast journalism summer school instead, just as long as she can get in, and convince her mother to let her go… She’s also crushing hard on Malik and trying to decipher his feelings for her, and attempting to keep her […]
Dumplin’ is Willowdean Dickson – the nickname given to her by her former beauty queen mother. But Willowdean doesn’t mind too much, she’s happy with who she is and if she’s carrying a bit more weight than the world thinks she ‘should’, then to hell with them. She’s got her bestest bud Ellen and their shared love of all things Dolly Parton to get her through any rough patches. But then Will takes a job at Harpy’s restaurant and meets Bo, a private school educated […]
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy Finished Jan. 28, 2019, took seven days to read 4 Stars on Goodreads, but I would rate 3.5 Genre: Young Adult Rating 2/5 for 2019 overall, 1/1 for Young Adult I made the mistake of watching the Netflix movie first. This goes against a pretty big rule for me: I read the book first and watch the movie second. But with Dumplin’ I had to watch it as one of my favorite Drag Race ladies was in the movie (Ginger Minj), […]
I really rather wish this book had been written back when I was in my late teens, so the girl-I-was could have been reassured that she wasn’t alone.