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Puddin', by Julie Murphy


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 newscaster—and to kiss the boy she’s 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, she’s 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.

 

“This companion to the very popular Dumplin’ introduces more memorable characters for whom readers can’t help but cheer.” (School Library Journal)

“Murphy’s plot brims with unlikely friendships, irresistible romance, fabulous fat acceptance, and a kick-ass ending. Buoying.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“Murphy’s energetic writing style makes for compulsive readability.” (Booklist)

“Texans and non-Texans alike will appreciate getting to know two strong-minded Lone Star girls.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)

“A wonderful story of young romance, body acceptance, and unlikely friendships.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

 

 


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