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Publisher Description

Now a popular Netflix feature film, starring Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, and Dove Cameron, as well as a soundtrack from Dolly Parton!

The #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA of the year—about Willowdean Dixon, the fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town’s beauty pageant.

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 girl does.

Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

Young Adult
September 15
Balzer + Bray
Eighth Grade

Customer Reviews

Persypie ,

Pleasantly Surprised

This book was actually really sweet. There were times that I wanted to shake Willowdean for her outlook on her body, but it is the sad reality all of us face to a certain extent. I honestly got a little misty eyed reading the last scene between Will and her mom. Overall, this was a cute coming of age story that centers around accepting ourselves for who we are.

Audit queen ,

It was ok

This book was nothing special. It’s one of those books you feel, “I just want to finish what I started although I’m not anticipating the ending .” I watched a few minutes of the movie on Netflix and it didn’t hold my attention. The book is always better than the movie, so I thought why not. Plus the book was on sale. It’s just a book to pass the time and not one I would recommend.

Wanancy ,


Willowdean Dickson is a force to be reckoned with. She's overweight but not gonna let that hold her back. Very fun read! Happiness rules the day.

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