Yes 10 out of a 5
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 twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.
With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.
I freaking LOVED this! The messages that you start to get throughout this book as you read it. I releate to many of them. The insecurities you get with other people because you are fat. Well not you but me XD. Like people tell you youre beautiful and funny or just great and possitive things and sometimes I just sit there like "youre such a liar, stop lying. Thats just not true." When I last had a boyfriend, he was this 6 foot something, thin, baseball player. People considered him attractive. He was my boyfriend so duh, I found him attractive too XD. But like I would always ask myself what he could possibly see in me. Every time he would wrap his arms around me in the beggining of the relationship, I would just freak out. Even torwards the end of the relationship I would still get this split second of freaking out before I would be like well, we have been together so long, whatever. But still, even with friends now a days, I still question everything possitive that they tell me. I wonder why they even hang out with me. After reading this book however, I realized that my fatness should really be something to hold me back. Itll only be as bad as I make it to be. I would probably be considered normal by the beauty standards in the 50s XD Not the point, the point is that this book is beautiful and hilarious. I loved everything about it! Every single page of it
YES I really really do.