— Y’all! I’m sure you already know this, but Julie Murphy is the QUEEN of inclusivity & dialogue! —
Thank you to @netgalley & @disneybooks for the digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Pub Date: August 3rd, 2021
Okay, y’all know how much I loved One to Watch (if you don’t know…I LOVED ONE TO WATCH!!! now you know)! This book is One to Watch meets CINDERELLA! Hello, what’s not to like?!
This is so modern and fresh, you forget that it is a Cinderella retelling! This retelling has a plus-sized Cindy & a relatively nice step-family! Cindy has had a hard life and has had to continue to grow up during times many would quit. THEN we have the added bonus of reality tv being a major plot point and hello! here we are LOVING Cindy and her “I am who I am” self!
Also — I think this is the first book I’ve read that has a nonbinary character & I LOVE them! I feel like I can see them in my mind and I would want to be their best friend because they are F A B! It was a beautiful way to include any and all pronouns.
Read this book! Especially if you already love Dumplin’, Puddin, or any other Julie Murphy gems. This is the 1st book in a Meant to Be series!!! I can’t wait for more!