Puddin'

Puddin'

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York : Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, 2018
ISBN: 9780062418388
0062418386
Branch Call Number: YF Murp
Characteristics: 428 pages

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Chapel_Hill_TracyB Apr 27, 2018

Murphy's sequel to Dumplin' will delight existing and new fans alike. While aimed at young adults, the friendship of Millie Michalchuk, who feels like an outsider, and Callie Reyes, who suddenly finds herself on the outside for the first time, rings familiar and true to readers of all ages. These... Read More »


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JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Oct 16, 2018

So much love for this body positive, girl power read. I love how Julie Murphy lets characters who are so often defined by their adjectives (fat, etc.) choose how to define themselves. Isn't that what we should all be doing? Great LGBTQIA and Latinx representation as well! This is a companion to Dumplin', which will soon be a movie...but you don't need to have read Dumplin' to enjoy Puddin', but you should still totally read both of them!

JessicaGma Sep 11, 2018

There's definitely not enough books written about good female friendships, which makes this such a delight to read. Callie and Mille are enemies to start with but once htey get to know ech other, it helps them both grow. There are, of course, other bumps in the road, but it was a nice companion to Dumplin' . Very well done.

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gvlee
Aug 25, 2018

Puddin' is the sequel to Dumplin'. The main character recently won a Blue Bonnet pageant and wants to maintain a close friendship with girls she became friends with at the pageant. The writing itself is well done, but there is no conflict or tension in the plot. And it is goody-goody to point of nausea. I am guessing this was written for a very young audience. The author doesn't spell out bad-ass; she uses asterisks for the 2 "s"-s. Plenty of teen books are riveting reads for adults, but this ain't one of them.

Cynthia_N Jul 19, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this one! Murphy knows how to pull you in and make you care for all her characters... even the ones you initially dislike!

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Sophia222
Jul 11, 2018

Puddin' is an excellent book, and it has a deeper meaning than is initially perceived. The message "don't judge a book by its cover", is spread throughout the novel, especially focusing on the two main characters. They both seem to be judged based on their outer qualities, Millie for being fat, and Callie for being cold. Although this book is the second in a series, I don't feel that it's necessary to read the first book as the stories are very individual. I strongly recommend this book.

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Maria_Wa
Jul 11, 2018

Even though I did not read the first book in this series, I really enjoyed this one. I can definitely say it is not necessary to read the first book in order to enjoy the second. I loved the characters, and I feel like they were written very well. In addition, the plot made sense and was not super unrealistic like some other books I've read. This is a great story, not just about love, but about friendship.

LPL_PolliK Jul 10, 2018

Puddin' was delicious! A companion novel to Dumplin', Murphy does not disappoint with the follow-up story of the unlikely friendship of Millie Michalchuk and Callie Reyes. Brought together by pretty terrible circumstances, they get to know each other (and themselves) better than they ever expected. Themes of body acceptance, women's friendships, mother-daughter relationships, love, and fighting for your dreams make this a powerhouse book for anyone, not just young adults. Murphy's writing is compelling and every interaction is a gem. Scoop this one up!

RDPL_Teens May 30, 2018

A down-to-earth story about two unlikely friends (told in their alternating points-of-view), the power of friendship among girls, and becoming who you want to be and not just who you think you should be. I loved this companion to 'Dumplin' almost as much as the original!

Chapel_Hill_TracyB Apr 27, 2018

Murphy's sequel to Dumplin' will delight existing and new fans alike. While aimed at young adults, the friendship of Millie Michalchuk, who feels like an outsider, and Callie Reyes, who suddenly finds herself on the outside for the first time, rings familiar and true to readers of all ages. These two teens appear to have nothing in common on the outside, but their shared determination to reach their goals brings them together with lots of humor and smiles.

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darladoodles
Apr 20, 2018

I loved Dumplin' and was thrilled to get a sneak peek at the second book in the series. Millie was my girl in this one. Having been an overweight teenager myself and a crafter--I could really relate to her and the shy boy thing. Callie not so much. There are some great friend moments in this book and encouragement for teens struggling with body image, bad friends and more. Also loved the positive parent/child relationships portrayed in this book. I just missed Willowdean so much. It looks like I will just have to read Dumplin' #1 to get my Willowdean/Dolly fix.

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