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Ansonia Public Library YA MURPHY, JULIE (Text to phone) 34045136839532 Young Adult Fiction Available -
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C.H. Booth Library - Newtown YA FIC MURPHY (Text to phone) 34014132996985 Young Adult Nutmeg Available -
 Series: Dumplin', 1
Chester Public Library YA MUR (Text to phone) 33210000362448 Young Adult Fiction Available -
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General Note: Nutmeg Award Nominee, High School, 2018.
Summary, etc.: 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.
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Nutmeg Award Nominee, High School, 2018.
Subject: Overweight women Juvenile fiction
Self-esteem in adolescence Juvenile fiction
Beauty contests Juvenile fiction
Dating (Social customs) Juvenile fiction
Texas Juvenile fiction
Beauty contests Fiction
Dating (Social customs) Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Self-esteem Fiction
Texas Fiction
Genre: Young adult fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Author Notes for ISBN Number 9780062327185
by Murphy, Julie
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Julie Murphy's debut contemporary young adult novel, Side Effects May Vary, is out from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins and was 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, Booklist and is a 2016 New York Times Best Seller. Film rights have been optioned by Disney. (Bowker Author Biography)

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