Saturday, September 5, 2015

Stuffed Animal Saturday: Dumplin' - Julie Murphy

Stuffed Animal Saturday is a meme that we post here at We Live and Breathe Books to showcase the book we're currently reading with one of our favorite stuffed animals and discuss our stuffed animal's opinion (well, it's really our opinion, but that's besides the point). We hope you enjoy our quirky feature as much as we enjoy writing it!

This Saturday, me and Pusheen are reading Dumplin' by Julie Murphy!

So far: Pusheen and I haven't actually started Dumplin' yet, but Pusheen feels like she's really going to connect with this character since she's a bit rotund herself. (Not that she's self conscious about it or anything - she likes being squishy, and she likes eating cookies.)

Sneak peek: Since we haven't started Dumplin' yet, Pusheen thought it was a good idea for us to include the blurb for the book for people who may not know what this book is about.

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.
Pusheen is very excited to see what happens in this story - she's always had dreams of being a pageant cat but they told her she couldn't take her cookie on stage, which was a deal breaker. Dumplin' hits shelves September 15th!

- Kiersten

Are you and your stuffed animal reading anything interesting? 
Let us know in your own Stuffed Animal Saturday!


  1. Pusheen looks so squishable! I hope you both enjoy it 😄

  2. Pusheen looks so squishable! I hope you both enjoy it 😄