by Julie Murphy
Willowdean (nicknamed Dumplin’ by her mom) is 16-years-old and on a mission. Being plus size, she can find life a little hard to navigate. Feelings of insecurity arise from dating, school and coming to grips with the death of her aunt. She decides to shake things up by entering the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant in her small Texas town. A movie version of Dumplin’ is in the works, so you’ll want to read it now!