|By (author):||Murphy, Julie|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in x 1.25in|
|From The Publisher*|
Return to the beloved world of Julie Murphy's #1 New York Times bestselling Dumplin'-now a popular Netflix feature film starring Jennifer Aniston-in this fabulously joyful, final companion novel about drag, prom, and embracing your inner Queen.
Waylon Russell Brewer is a fat, openly gay boy stuck in the small West Texas town of Clover City. His plan is to bide his time until he can graduate, move to Austin with his twin sister, Clementine, and finally go Full Waylon so that he can live his Julie-the-hills-are-alive-with-the-sound-of-music-Andrews truth.
So when Clementine deviates from their master plan right after Waylon gets dumped, he throws caution to the wind and creates an audition tape for his favorite TV drag show, Fiercest of Them All. What he doesn't count on is the tape getting accidentally shared with the entire school. . . . As a result, Waylon is nominated for prom queen as a joke. Clem's girlfriend, Hannah Perez, also receives a joke nomination for prom king.
Waylon and Hannah decide there's only one thing to do: run-and leave high school with a bang. A very glittery bang. Along the way, Waylon discovers that there is a lot more to running for prom court than campaign posters and plastic crowns, especially when he has to spend so much time with the very cute and infuriating prom king nominee Tucker Watson.
Waylon will need to learn that the best plan for tomorrow is living for today . . . especially with the help of some fellow queens. . . .
|Review Quote*||"With her signature blend of humor, sensitivity, and panache, Murphy has crafted a sensational narrative that is bursting with life and is anything but a drag….Murphy's best-selling Dumplin' series grows bigger and better with every installment, and this book will quickly rule the YA realm."|
|Review Quote*||"An aspiring drag queen grows to embrace his body and individuality in this winning YA contemporary novel."|
|Review Quote*||"Murphy is at it again with a third return to Clover City and the Dumplin' universe. Tackling heavy topics with humor, this novel touches on the importance of staying true to yourself even (and especially) when it's hard. A must-purchase for fans of Murphy's previous books, a good prom story, and RuPaul's Drag Race."|
|Review Quote*||"[This] novel is full of inspiration, fabulousness, and romance, and readers will be enthralled as they race to learn what happens to Pumpkin and his friends… Enticing as homemade pumpkin pie. Bon appétit!"|
|Review Quote*||"Waylon's combination of self-confidence and self-defense is utterly believable… the stirrings of romance with Tucker are delicious and the plot overall is huggably cheesy, leaving readers cheering for Waylon, his Clover City cohort, and any kids taking a chance to be their full selves right now."|
|Review Quote*||"This third story set in Clover City, Texas, features a genuine and unbreakable sibling bond; a strong romantic connection; and a cast of well-developed supporting characters, including guest appearances from Willowdean and Callie and Millie. Like those protagonists, Waylon learns to love who he is and refuses to settle for anyone who doesn't…. It's easy to cheer for Waylon-who eventually triumphs both as himself and as Pumpkin-in this celebration of individuality and self-expression."|
|Review Quote*||Praise for PUDDIN': "Murphy's plot brims with unlikely friendships, irresistible romance, fabulous fat acceptance, and a kick-ass ending. Buoying."|
|Review Quote*||"This companion to the very popular Dumplin' introduces more memorable characters for whom readers can't help but cheer."|
|Review Quote*||"Murphy's energetic writing style makes for compulsive readability."|