Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

After recently reading Dumplin recently, I immediately put my name on the waitlist for Puddin’ at the library. The first book was great – it focused on self love and being true to yourself. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to read this follow up – set in the point of view of Willowdean’s friend Millie – a bad ass who was unapologetically herself. I’m happy to say that this book lived up to Dumplin’ and more.

Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream—and to kiss her crush. 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 will surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing they might have more in common than they ever imagined.

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