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Puddin'
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
The irresistible companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dumplin, soon to be a major motion picture starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston! Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscasterand to kiss the boy shes crushing on. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, shes more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing that they might have more in common than they ever imagined. A story about unexpected friendship, romance, and Texas-size girl power, this is another winner from Julie Murphy.
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Bookzombie
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I think I loved this one more than Dumplin‘. I loved having a whole book about Millie Michalchuk. Callie was frustrating, but she grew on me. I wish that I had books like Dumplin‘ and Puddin‘ when I was a growing up. It‘s so important to see yourself represented positively. I hope Netflix makes this one into a movie too.

Read in July.

Reggie https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_MwziTE0i-M. I don‘t know if you watch Booktube but this guy collaborated with a lot of Muslim booktubers who are recommending a book. Most of them are young women and almost all of them say it was the first time they saw themselves. It kinda made me 😢 up. Nice review!!! 4w
Bookzombie @Reggie Thank you for sharing this with me! I 😢up too. I also wrote down several books to read. 💗 (edited) 3w
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MelKelsey
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Mehso-so

I listened to this one because I had listened to Dumplin'. It felt like the author loved the characters and wanted to continue and expound on their stories. I never had been invested enough, and this book was more disappointing than the first.

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wanderinglynn
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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The follow-up book to Dumplin‘ did not disappoint. Everyone needs a friend like Millie—loyal, positive, full of light & energy, . . . and one like Callie—passionate, strong, bad ass. ❤️ While I did roll my eyes a bit at some of the high school antics (was I ever *that* young & dumb?), it was a heartwarming story of friendship & finding your path.

Audiobook 4/6 #BFCr2 #BFC

Dawnrod1970 Loved this book! 2mo
wanderinglynn @Dawnrod1970 👍🏻😀 2mo
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monalyisha
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Millicent fuckin‘ Michalchuk (sorry about the curse word; Millie would never approve), I love you.

This companion novel to Dumplin‘ is fun & endearing. You automatically love Millie & even Callie grows on you (with the help of her totally bad-ass Abuelita). Messages about self-love & sisterhood abound, as well as the importance of a little rebellion (but not, like, “destruction of property”-level rebellion; everything in moderation). 🖤

LauraJ I approve! 3mo
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AmyG
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@Mccall0113 Thank You!!!! What a great box. I can‘t wait to read Puddin‘ as I loved Dumplin‘. And Wreck This Journal...what a fun book. The note pad, sticky notes, pens, bookmarks and stickers....love ‘em. But the socks—-Prefect! Thank you so very much. 😘💕

#summersantagorspostal @BookishMarginalia

Mccall0113 Haha! I took a chance on the socks 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 💞💞💞 3mo
TheLudicReader I have those socks, too. 3mo
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sonrisa00
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Love it when I'm reading and I love the great life advice! #puddin' #dumplin'

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sonrisa00
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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A great follow up!!! Building characters we we wanted more from.. showing us that friendships can be unexpected complicated but worthwhile!!

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Oh man, I REALLY loved this. I loved it even more than Dumplin'. Such a real heartwarming story with authentic characters. Millie is a crafty rule following fat girl who wants to be a broadcast journalist. Callie is a popular girl with a jerk bf, no true friends, and super into the dance team. Strange circumstances bring them together, and they become friends against all odds. Wonderful diversity of all stripes, and seriously adorable romances.

Christine Wait, this is about Millie?? I liked Dumplin‘ fine but wasn‘t rushing to read a sequel...but I did love Millie, so onto the TBR it goes! 5mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Christine Yes!! Millie is the best and so lovable. 5mo
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AutumnAuroraRain95
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5/5 stars. Just like hate-to-love romances, hate-to-love friendships are my favorite! Plus-size representation for the win! Millie is one of my favorite characters. She is down to earth, not ashamed of how she looks, and is a loving and caring person. If you liked Dumplin‘, then you‘ll love Puddin‘!

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saheffernan
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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Great companion novel to Dumplin'. I enjoyed this book more than the first. The friendship between the girls that develops is great and I love how they brought in what real friend problems would be, as well as, asexual character and the girls learning a little about that. Finding a way to live your life on your own even with mistakes is difficult but fun and this book showed that.

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MelissaSue81
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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I really wanted to love this.. I thought Dumplin‘ was awesome and I ADORED Ramona Blue.. but this.. no. Millie is an awesome character and I would have loved the story if it were just her parts.. but Callie is just awful.. I don‘t see why Millie would have ever chosen to be so kind to her, and I certainly don‘t feel she earned the redemption she got.

ChristySevern I loved the book but had to really push past my dislike for Callie's character as well 😕 6mo
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MelissaSue81
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1. Puddin‘ And Her Body and Other Stories.
2. Washington Black
3. I have such a huge TBR pile from the library.. so there are a lot.. probably Internment #weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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MelissaSue81
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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Perfect Saturday morning. 📖🐱☕️💗

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UnabridgedPod
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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Julie Murphy's Puddin' confirms (after Ramona Blue and Dumplin') me as a read-everything-she-writes fan. In this companion to Dumplin', we return to Clover City through the perspectives of Millie Michalchuk (one of my favorite characters from Dumplin') and Callie Reyes (who thoroughly annoyed me in the first novel). Watching these characters work toward a clear understanding both of who they are and of who they want to be is a beautiful thing.

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Demeter2112
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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I read Dumplin' last year, so I think it's about time I read the next book in the series.

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Coleen
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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I‘m on the fence between a pick and a so-so. This is a companion novel to Murphy‘s Dumplin‘. Willow Dean plays a minor part, but the star of this one is Millie, the runner-up in the beauty pageant from the aforementioned novel. Millie strikes up an unexpected friendship with popular, mean girl Callie. Though this was a somewhat predictable story, it had some good quotes and memorable scenes.

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Nicki_K
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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The companion book to Dumplin' and it didn't disappoint. What a fun enjoyable read. Willowdean has a supporting role in this book but the main story revolves around Millie and Callie. A great read about discovering that sometimes your tribe ends up being made up of the people you least expect. Another heartwarming story about friendships, relationships and being your own cheerleader!#juliemurphy #goodreads #tea_sipping_bookworm #bookstagram #litsy

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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

For the longest time, I thought the power of positive thinking would get me by. And it helps, that's for dang sure. But it takes more than thinking and hoping and wishing and praying. You need a whole lot of doing.

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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

You make me brave enough to be the person I am and not the one I think I'm supposed to be.

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ChristySevern
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It took me a little while to get through but boy Oh boy did I really LOVE this book! If you think Dumplin is good, do I have news for you about Puddin!

#FatGirlsRunTheWorld

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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

...that's what stories do. They connect people. Stories change hearts and then hearts change the world.

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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

Sometimes the best things are worth waiting for. Don't be scared to take your time.

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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

One day you'll wake up and find that there's a woman, or maybe a few, who have outlasted every changing season in your life.

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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

The wider world wants you to think other women are drama... or catty. But that's just because when we work together, we're unstoppable.

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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

Find the things you love and do them every day, even if it means failing.

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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

Sometimes I think my abuela's memory is all in her hands, and if she can't touch it, she'll never truly know it.

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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

If this were one of my movies, I'd cross the street to him and we'd kiss and that would be the end. We'd live so happily ever after that the credits would roll and you wouldn't even need to have any more details, because the rest of our lives would be wonderful, boring bliss.

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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

And that means loving all the little and big things that make you--you!

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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

It's like I'm reading a really good book--the kind that makes you feel like you've swallowed fireflies--except this time I'm the main character of the book. I'm the love interest! I'm the girl who gets the guy! And girls like me? You don't find us in fairy tales or on the covers of romance novels.

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ChristySevern
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So... I'm only about 8 chapters into the tagged book and I am HATING Callie's character! She's so whiny and self-centered! And the thoughts she has about Millie! 😠 Pleaseeee tell me she has some redeeming qualities in this book because right now I just want to never read about her again lol Its been YEARS since I've disliked a character this much! 😂

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Lauredhel
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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I'm so looking forward to this read! Dumplin' was wonderful - both book and movie.

FlowerFairy The colors of your crocheted blanket are lovely 💜 8mo
Lauredhel @FlowerFairy thanks! That is my rainbow Sophie's Universe 8mo
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aroc
Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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This was between a so-so and a pick for me. But I give it a pick because Millie's positive attitude is just that infective.

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aroc
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Daddy let Mommy run a few errands today. She made a detour at the library and went a little wild! 😍 I have plenty to read but library books always call out to me. They just want love even for a few weeks. #libraryhaul

P.S. @EclecticBookLover I hope my uncontrollable checking out and getting late fines helps the library! 😂💛😂

Lovesbooks87 So many great books! Enjoy! 8mo
EclecticBookLover Of course it helps! But what helps even more is checking out large quantities if books at a time for our stats! Right? @YummyLibrarian 8mo
YummyLibrarian Right 🙂 8mo
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ChristySevern
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This last week I've been in a bit of a reading slump. Nothing was interesting me and I started like 4 books only to get maybe a chapter in before getting bored. But this one... idk what it is about Julie Murphy but her writing just puts me in a good mood and she creates these amazing memorable and relatable characters that you can't help but fall in love with 💓 I'm only about 70 pages in and so far I'm loving every page 😅

Lovesbooks87 Love Julie Murphy too! 8mo
ChristySevern @Lovesbooks87 I also have Ramona Blue but have yet to read it. But maybe I will after this one 😅 8mo
Lovesbooks87 @ChristySevern I have read all of her books. They are all amazing! 8mo
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ChristySevern @Lovesbooks87 I read Dumplin over the holidays! 8mo
ChristySevern @Lovesbooks87 I've seen that one too! I almost bought it awhile back but didn't because I hadn't read the other two (Dumplin and Ramona Blue) yet even though I bought those too 😂 Then Puddin was on sale so I bought it on impulse 😅 8mo
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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

"It's like some days you just wake up and your body doesn't seem to look right on any of your clothes."

I feel this quote on a very personal level ?

C.Perone God, I Hate those days! Always make me late for work 😖 8mo
ChristySevern @C.Perone Right! I honestly thought it was just something I go through with my anxiety and depression but it's kind of nice knowing I'm not the only one who has those days 💓 8mo
C.Perone @ChristySevern You're not the only one 😄 Sometimes not a stitch of clothing I have suits my mood; sometimes I want comfy, soft clothing; sometimes nothing feels right when I put it on; sometimes I don't have the right shoes for the outfit OR the right outfit for the shoes, etc., etc. 😂 8mo
RainyDayReading Ugh I hate those days! I look into my closet and say “I truly have nothing to wear” even though it‘s full of clothes 🙄 I thought it was just me haha. 8mo
SW-T @ChristySevern You‘re definitely not alone! 8mo
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ChristySevern
Puddin' | Julie Murphy

I stopped obsessing over my body being too round or too wide or too lumpy. Because I'm not too much of anything. I'm just enough. Even when I don't feel like I am.

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ChristySevern
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My magic truth--the thing that has changed everything for me--is this: the body I have shouldn't change how deserving I am of my dreams.

SW-T @ChristySevern So true! Great quote. I have the book in my TBR. 8mo
ChristySevern @SW-T I'm only a few chapters in but I love it so far! 8mo
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Kathrin
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These stories are romcoms and typically not my cup of tea, but man... Julie Murphy's stuff is kryptonite for my sarcasm! #audiobook

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Kathrin
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😂😂😂

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Alanyaaass
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~I kind of wonder what it feels like to love something so much that you‘re even happy to fail at it~
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Book 3 in 2019 down. Now, what to read next??
#puddin #juliemurphy #readsof2019

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alanacristin
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My only resolution was to review each book I read this year...and I'm already behind 😂 while I'm not sure I loved this as much as Dumplin', the #audiobook was entertaining & endearing with different voice narrators for Millie & Callie (actually not sure how they're spelled because audio). I don't really remember them from Dumplin' so I'm tempted to reread it. Another body positive book with some interesting mom/daughter dynamics. #mommyreads #ya

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Deborah42
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Sequel to Dumplin‘.

Back in Clover City, the pageant is over for another year and Millie is a bit let down that her life is slowly returning to normal. Her mom is still overprotective and won‘t stop pushing her to attend fat camp for yet another summer. But Millie has other ideas. And then she finds herself spending time with mean girl Callie, whose life isn‘t as perfect as Millie assumes.

Great representation. I laughed and cried. ❤️

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Alanyaaass
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I absolutely love it when an author puts quotes at the start of their novel 😍
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Ps feel free to give me ya book recs
#puddin #dumplin #juliemurphy #currentlyreading

Callemarie I havent read this one yet but loved dumplin. I read tell me three things and that may be my favorite YA book I read of 2018 8mo
Alanyaaass @Callemarie Ooohhh I‘ll have to check that one out. Puddin has a bit of a different vibe to Dumplin I reckon but it‘s still fun 8mo
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Nessavamusic
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I finished a book and it was adorable and wonderful. I think Millie of “Puddin‘” would definitely approve of my winter cat #socks #readinthenewyear
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hermyknee Yes!! 9mo
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Stacy_31 Oooh is Puddin' about Millie? I just finished Dumplin' and absolutely loved it! 9mo
Nessavamusic @Stacy_31 Yes Millie and another character called Callie who is a “mean girl” 9mo
Stacy_31 Oh I rmemeber Callie! I hated her. 🙄🙄. 9mo
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Nessavamusic
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Here are my New Years plans! About a third into Puddin‘ than the Wonder Woman book I‘ve been meaning to read for a while. Also I have my current audiobook for listening while cleaning/walking dogs/etc. #readinthenewyear @hermyknee