YA Book Review: Dumplin’

Julie Murphy’s Willowdean is here to remind us all to embrace our inner Dolly Parton — and start living.

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“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” — Dolly Parton

Meet Willowdean

“I’ve wasted a lot of time in my life. I’ve thought too much about what people will say or what they’re gonna think….there have been times when I really stopped myself from doing something special. All because I was scared someone might look at me and decide I wasn’t good enough. But you don’t have to bother with that nonsense. I wasted all that time so you don’t have to.” ― Julie Murphy, Dumplin’

Embrace Your Inner Dolly

“Joshua” is a song written and recorded by country music artist Dolly Parton. It was released in November 1970 as the first single and track from the album Joshua. The song was her first single to reach #1 on the US country charts.

I think you gotta be who you want to be until you feel like you are whoever it is you’re trying to become. Sometimes half of doing something is pretending that you can.” ― Julie Murphy, Dumplin’

Dumplin’ Will Steal Your Heart

“I get called a freak every day. I might as well make a show of it.” -Julie Murphy, Dumplin’

Watch, Dumplin’ on Netflix

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It’s true, y’all! Dumplin’ is now a major motion picture.
Here I Am (from the Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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