Dumplin’ was written by Julie Murphy. The book is about a plus size girl who enters a beauty pageant. I thought that this would be one of the books that would hold my attention and would really like. However, that is not the case at all. I could not really jive with it. The story did not hold my attention well and I did not like the writing style. I am hoping that I like the movie better. My rating for this book is two out of five stars.