Books by Julie Murphy

PUDDIN' by Julie Murphy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2018

"Buoying. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Vandalism throws a teen of unflagging cheer into regular contact with her polar opposite in this novel told in alternating first-person chapters. Read full book review >
I'VE GOT FEET! by Julie Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A quick hop, skip, and jump over the topic, adequate for first impressions but a large step behind Ingo Arndt's Best Foot Forward (2013). (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A gamboling gallery of animal feet in action. Read full book review >
RAMONA BLUE by Julie Murphy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"An exquisite, thoughtful exploration of the ties that bind and the fluidity of relationships, sexuality, and life. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
In Murphy's (Dumplin', 2015, etc.) third novel, a teenage girl navigates the complexities of romance and identity. Read full book review >
DUMPLIN' by Julie Murphy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"In the end, it's more liberating than oppressive, with bits of humor and a jubilant pageant takeover by beauty rebels to crown this unusual book about a fat character. (Fiction. 13-16)"
In a small Texas town, a confident fat girl confronts new challenges to her self-esteem. Read full book review >
SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY by Julie Murphy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 18, 2014

"Readers will turn the last page wanting to know where the next chapter leads. (Fiction. 15-18)"
A teen faces mortality—and then the possibility of life after all. Read full book review >