Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Teen Book Club
Dumplin' Discussion Questions
- What do you think of the 1st person narration?
- Before reading this book, what did you think of beauty pageants?
- What do you think of Will introducing herself as fat?
- Does Will feel like a real teenager?
- What do you think of Lucy?
- Do you like Will’s mom?
- What do you think of Ellen’s and Will’s friendship?
- Do you like Willowdean?
- What do you think of Bo?
- Does the discussion of Will’s first kiss seem odd?
- What do you think of the passage of time in the book?
- Does Sweet 16 sound awful?
- Why do you think Will quit her job at Harpy’s?
- Should Will have kicked Patrick when he called her Dumplin’?
- Why do you think Will entered the pageant?
- Was Will right or wrong to be upset with Ellen for entering the pageant?
- Who is your favorite character?
- Who is your least favorite character?
- Was the drag show a good scene?
- What do you think of Mitch?
- Should Will have quit the pageant?
- What is the theme of the book?
- What did you think of the ending?
- Did you like the book?
- Would you read the follow up book?
Created by Michelle Haring