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Julie Murphy
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Willowdean "Dumplin'" Dickson

Willowdean “Dumplin’” Dickson is a plus-size 16 year old girl with a fiery temper living in tiny Texas town, Clover City, with her single mother, a former Miss Teen Blue Bonnet. Willowdean was regularly subjected to various diets while growing up in her mother’s shadow, and her weight has always been a topic of debate between herself, her mother, and her recently deceased, obese aunt Lucy. As Willowdean tries to remember the good times between her aunt Lucy and her mother, she finds it difficult as she mainly remembers how often they used to fight.

Whereas Willowdean is relatively comfortable and confident in her skin, chunky thighs and all, a summer romance with Private School Bo leaves her questioning her worth in comparison to other, smaller girls. Tired of being the butt of fat girl jokes, Willowdean, her gorgeous best friend Ellen, and three other misfits...

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