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Julie Murphy, the acclaimed author of Side Effects May Vary, gives us yet another powerful novel, body positive must-read-Dumplin'.

Dumplin portrays a fearless heroine - Willowdean Dickson - a confident plus size girl who confronts challenges to her self esteem head on.

In the small town of Texas, where she lives with her mum, she grows into herself. Her mum is obsessed with pageants which had she won once in her teenage days, and now runs. She (her mum) diets to fit into her old dress and pressures Willow to do the same. Willow is however uninterested and adamant not to.

She mourns her beloved aunt Lucy, a second parent to her who died six months before, and simmers with pleasure over a new, hot, sort-of boyfriend. However, his touch makes Willow panic with insecurities. She loses him and her best friend, but goes on to find joy amid Dolly Parton music, drag queens, breaking pageant rules, and repairing broken relationships.

This book refreshingly asserts that thinness is no requirement for doing and deserving good things, that weight loss isn't a cure-all, and that dieting doesn't work anyway. The plot avoids the all-too-common pitfall of having its plus size heroine lose weight. It is refreshingly liberating with bits of humor and a jubilant pageant takeover by the beauty rebels.

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In conclusion, here's a short interview with Julie Murphy by Brit+Co magazine (Click here). As we start 2016, it is right that we face it head on, like Willowdean did. Have a memorable 2016, everyone!

Submitted by: Kelechi


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