My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow. I was too soon to say Dumplin’ was my favourite of the year….just wow. Set in a countryside village in England we meet Lou, a twenty-something who has no idea where to go next once she loses her job. And then we have Will, after a motorbike accident has left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.
When Lou becomes one of his carers (to cheer him up) a bond forms between them after piles of sarcastic comments and funny, almost hysterical moments.
I loved this book so much, it felt like a good cup of tea, warm, fuzzy, sweet but with hard china of sarcasm and just things going wrong. Lou was amazing, I couldn’t get enough of her and her thought processes. You could really relate to her emotions and frustrations with Will but also her warmth, her always trying to do good with her situations.
Her clothes description was amazing FYI.
It was a tragic story, one that made tears spill over my cheeks aplenty, but I was also laughing so hard at points, especially the wheels getting stuck in the mud. It was on point.
It was written beautifully, and I really can’t imagine a more perfect book – it wasn’t just about love, it was about making the most of your life, taking risks, trying new things. Don’t be afraid to live a little- and I think that’s a message we all need to heed 🙂
I saw an early viewing of Me Before You on Monday and it was so so good. So expect to see a film review very very soon!