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The sequel to Dumplin' captures teen voices and attitudes. It features Willowdean's friend Millie and another pageant contestent, Callie.

From the publisher:
Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream—and to kiss her crush. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they will surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing they might have more in common than they ever imagined.

Favorite quotes:

“My magic truth-the thing that has changed everything for me-is this: the body I have shouldn't change how deserving I am of my dreams. I stopped obsessing over my body being too round or too wise or too lumpy. Because I'm not too much of anything. I am just enough. Even when I don't feel like I am.”
― Julie Murphy, Puddin'

“For the longest time, I thought the power of positive thinking would get me by. And it helps, that’s for dang sure. But it takes more than thinking and hoping and wishing and praying. You need a whole lot of doing.”
― Julie Murphy, Puddin'

“I kind of wonder what it feels like to love something so much that you’re even happy to fail at it.”
― Julie Murphy, Puddin'

1 comment:

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

I have Dumplin' on my "to be read" list. I'll have to add this one too. Sounds cute!