Dear Sweet Pea


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$16.99  $15.63
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
5.7 X 1.3 X 8.3 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author

Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. When she's not writing or trying to catch stray animals, Julie can be found in a library smelling old books and manning the reference desk. Her acclaimed first novel is Side Effects May Vary.


Praise for PUDDIN' "Julie Murphy has created the platonic love story of a lifetime. I am wildly in love with Puddin'."--Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Leah on the Offbeat and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Praise for PUDDIN' "Murphy's plot brims with unlikely friendships, irresistible romance, fabulous fat acceptance, and a kick-ass ending. Buoying."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for RAMONA BLUE: "An exquisite, thoughtful exploration of the ties that bind and the fluidity of relationships, sexuality, and life."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for RAMONA BLUE: "Julie Murphy knows a thing or two about navigating the worlds of girls on the brink of self-discovery."--Booklist (starred review)
Praise for DUMPLIN' "Will's singular voice compels readers to think about all that goes into building-and destroying-self-esteem...Splendid"--Booklist (starred review)
Praise for DUMPLIN' "Murphy...successfully makes every piece of the story--Dolly Parton superfans, first love, best-friend problems, an unlikely group of pageant entrants, female solidarity, self-acceptance, and Willowdean's complicated relationship with the mother...-count, weaving them together to create a harmonious, humorous, and thought-provoking whole."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Dear Sweet Pea is a truly irresistible story about a family in flux, brimming with humor and heart."--Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me
"Endearing and funny... An excellent blend of eccentricity, humor, genuine sweetness, and mild drama."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"With gentle humor, ageless wisdom, and charming, genuine characters who represent a diversity of experiences, Murphy's novel offers all the emotional highs and lows of pitch-perfect middle grade."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Full of cringe-worthy but funny seventh grade moments... [there's also] plenty of room for more serious reflection about the people around her in her small Texas town, a cast diverse in ethnicity, sexual orientation, and body size as well as in attitudes."--Horn Book Magazine
"Murphy succeeds yet again at crafting a touching, quotable coming-of-age story, this time exploring divorce, shifting friendships, crushes, queerness, and much more."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Successfully handles tough topics with humor."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Murphy creates a wonderfully realistic portrait of tween life in her first middle-grade novel.... Sweet Pea is a treasure of a protagonist."--ALA Booklist (starred review)