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Book Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

I’m comin’ at y’all in real time today! I was supposed to sit down and write my blog post yesterday to recap the weekend, but life happened. Amir’s office had a charity bake sale that we got to go enjoy & Sofia conked out at almost 7 pm which left me with some much needed quiet time. And in the true spirit of embracing my “peaceful” post from last week, I did what any smart person would do: curled up on the couch with my comfortable blanket, my most recent book and a cup of tea!

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But I digress on what we’re here for.

Back when I was in Houston and couldn’t get a library card because hello, my address is no longer valid, I started looking into getting the Kindle Unlimited plan. After some quick research and noting that so many of the newer books not being available on the plan, I did a little more digging around.

Enter Scribd. I signed up for a free one-month subscription and y’all, I’m hooked. The monthly plan gives you 3 regular books + 1 audiobook per month and if you don’t use them all, they roll over to the next month. For someone like me who reads like a crazy person one month, but is slow over the next, this was the perfect plan to sign up for.

One of the books that has been hanging out on my to-read list for a while was Dumplin’.

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SYNOPSIS: (No Spoilers)
“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.” via Goodreads

I’m not going to add more of the synopsis here because that gives away the whole book.

THOUGHTS:
I was not impressed with this book. The story line started off interestingly enough and with additional factors that are in Willowdean’s life, I was hoping the author would dig deeper. Unfortunately, in my opinion, all of the story lines fell flat and the end of the book just left me sitting there in complete boredom & with unanswered questions.

MY RATING:
2.5 out of 5 (on Goodreads they don’t do half stars, so I went up and gave it a 3)

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? Also, if you have book suggestions that are a great read, let me know! 

*This post contains an affiliate link for Scribd, which means if you decide to sign up using my reference, I’ll get to read even more books!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    kerri @ cheshire kat
    October 25, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    well that sounds like a great service! if i could read one book in less than a year i’d be all over it haha. a good way to relax 🙂

    xoxo cheshire kat

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    Carly
    November 3, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    I read this book a few months ago and was definitely unimpressed too! I had heard such amazing things about it, and thought it started off okay, but then it really lost steam/direction and I couldn’t wait for it to be over.

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      Myra
      November 20, 2016 at 10:13 AM

      Ok, I am SO glad I’m not the only one who thought that. Other people are in love with it, and I just couldn’t get on board.

  • Reply
    Carly
    November 3, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    I read this book a few months ago and was definitely unimpressed too. I had heard such amazing things about it, and thought it started off okay, but then it really lost steam/direction and I couldn’t wait for it to be over.

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