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Puddin'

Written by: Julie Murphy
Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Kyla Garcia
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The irresistible companion to the number one New York Times best seller Dumplin’, soon to be a major motion picture starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston!

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.

A story about unexpected friendship, romance, and Texas-size girl power, this is another winner from Julie Murphy.

©2018 Julie Murphy (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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listenable

I had just watched Dumplin' (not having read the book) and was charmed enough to seek out what happened next. While Puddin' isn't a sequel, it is set in the same universe, in the months following the pageant in Dumplin'. The story isn't as universal or as, well, heart-warming as the previous, but it was still eminently listenable (even for someone outside of the YA target audience). Millie is surprisingly relatable, and Callie narrowly avoids being a mean-girl cliche. There were a few groan/cringeworthy moments, but generally speaking, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. (I even got a little teary at one scene near the end, which is huge, haha). If you liked Dumplin', or are into YA high school centric stories, give it a shot.

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  • Elizabeth Weiss
  • 2018-05-09

If you loved Dumplin', you'll love Puddin'!

I read Dumplin' and I love it so much. The audiobook was also great. I had really high expectations for Puddin' and Julie Murphy did not disappoint! Puddin' is amazing! I love the way that Julie writes, and her books actually make me laugh out loud. She makes the characters so relatable and loveable! I highly recommend this book! It's a really great read/listen!

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  • HPfanonezillion
  • 2019-02-20

Fantastic book!

I loved this book. Millie is a literal ray of sunshine even when she is having a bad day and has to struggle for positivity. Callie is tough, but she starts to soften as her world shifts. Loved these two and this book.

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  • Ryan
  • 2018-11-13

Puddin.

It starts really slow but comes together in the end, the voice of Millie in the very beginning of the chapters is kind of annoying. But teaches you to love the skin your in.

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  • Ashley
  • 2018-07-28

Great second chapter in the Dumplin’verse!

I was a little hesitant about this book at first because of how terrible Callie was in Dumplin’, but I ended up loving it! This turned into a great story about how people can hide behind personas they’ve made for themselves, but that doesn’t make them who they are. As a self proclaimed fat girl, it’s also so wonderful to see a story about a fat girl written by a real fat girl. Julie Murphy captures that so well and highlights that all of our stories are full, complex, deep, and complex. Some great cameos from Dumplin’ characters (including my favorite, Mitch) as well as new characters.

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  • bookworm
  • 2019-07-26

A must read for any dedicated reader

This book was an absolutely beautiful piece of literature. It has expanded mine and hopefully many others ideas on having confidence no matter your body type, perseverance, teenage romance, and of course the true meaning of friendship. This story will make you listen to the end before even catching a breath. This spectacular tale of the girls in two universes have there fates finally intertwine is so moving that I anyone who knows fine writing can not disagree. But to the degree this book is at, the cheery, emotion full voices of two girls narrating really brings this whole experience to a new level. With genuine joy and happiness to sorrow these two women make the listener feel each and every emotion as if Cali and Millie were right there conversing with you. Don’t forget the hilarity of the so-called male voices that are single handily(actually double) announced through the speaker on hopefully devices all over the world. I will never forget this excellent book in all my life. It really brings me to pure and utter joy to write this review to share my love for this book.

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  • Jacqueline Foley
  • 2019-06-10

Loved it!

Loved it! Heartwarming, enjoyable, and an easy listen! I listened to this while working and the time went by so fast!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-01

WOW

Just amazing!! I felt like I was in the book! I would recommend this to anybody who was watch the flim or book dumpling.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-13

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The dual narration was 👏🏼on 👏🏼point! I love Julie Murphy books, they feel so very genuine. She speaks to a very real adolescent/teen experience. I loved Dumplin’ and Puddin’ was JUST as gripping, heart-warming and honest.

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  • Brittany George
  • 2019-01-06

Narrators Ruin the Experience

I’ve only listened to a few minutes of Puddin’ after adoring Dumplin’, but the narration is horrible. I feel terrible saying that, but one of the narrators sounds robotic. The other doesn’t read smoothly, and her expression is oddly placed. I loved that the narrator for Dumplin’ (Eileen Stevens, I believe) made an effort to sound the way characters from Texas would likely sound. These narrators don’t give you the feel of a southern, Texas town at all. I’m a little disappointed the story itself doesn’t pick up at the end of Dumplin’, but I would still love to experience Puddin’. I’m just not sure I can do that with this narration.

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  • Kate
  • 2018-08-28

Meh

Not as good as Dumplin'. This book is a perfect example of why some books don't need a sequel.