Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Teaser:
"Hey, I'm thinking of pulling together a betting pool for the pageant. You think you could get me some inside intel when the time comes?"

I shake my head and slam my register shut.
This week my teaser comes from Dumplin' by Julie Murphy. Here is the description from Amazon:
For fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell comes this powerful novel with the most fearless heroine—self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson—from Julie Murphy, the acclaimed author of Side Effects May Vary. With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

Dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom, Willowdean 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 Teen Blue Bonnet 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.

5 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great book! I hope you enjoy it! Happy Holidays!

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  2. I have been curious about this one....thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “NOVEMBER 9”

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  3. Oh nice tease! Seen this one around a lot! Hope you enjoy it too!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. I like reading about women who are 'comfortable in their own skin'. Here's my teaser: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-15o

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