hot dog girlI could have sworn that I’d already featured this book, but when I searched it looks like I haven’t. So, I’ve come to the conclusion that there was another book that sounded very similar to Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan that I decided pretty quickly that I didn’t want to read based on its synopsis. Especially since as I read this one, it doesn’t seem like the book I recall turning down. Still, the dressed in food theme was something that I recall from the other book.

As for this one, I have to admit that I’m not terribly intrigued by it. I don’t know what it is about the title that throws me off so much, but I just instantly feel meh about the book as a whole once I read it. Now, granted, the book actually does sound decent. It’s contemporary, though, which again puts me off wanting to read it. So, I don’t know if this is going on my TBR?

Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way:

* She’s landed a job at Magic Castle Playland . . . as a giant dancing hot dog.
* Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend, who is literally the Princess of the park. But Lou’s never liked anyone, guy or otherwise, this much before, and now she wants a chance at her own happily ever after.
* Her best friend, Seeley, the carousel operator, who’s always been up for anything, suddenly isn’t when it comes to Lou’s quest to set her up with the perfect girl or Lou’s scheme to get close to Nick.
* And it turns out that this will be their last summer at Magic Castle Playland–ever–unless she can find a way to stop it from closing.

Jennifer Dugan’s sparkling debut coming-of-age queer romance stars a princess, a pirate, a hot dog, and a carousel operator who find love–and themselves–in unexpected people and unforgettable places.

Basically, I figure I’m going to leave this one up to you all. Please leave a comment below that either roots for me to read this book or warns me to stay away from it. List your reasons if you can. I’m having a really hard time deciding whether this should go on my TBR. So, if it’s on yours, tell me why. If it’s not, also tell me why. And happy reading, everyone!

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2 thoughts on “Hot Dog Girl [Jennifer Dugan]; 2019 YA Releases

  1. I read this book because I’m a hoe for anything queer. But this book was so problematic. Like, the contents were not what I was expecting.
    I had such high expectations for it, and it severely disappointed me. =(

  2. Tbh, I tried reading this because I like the cover art and it sounded interesting. But like you said in your post, I just felt so meh while reading it. I only got a couple chapters in before giving it up, which I hardly ever do. It might have just been me and having high expectations, but I wasn’t interested at all in the direction the story was headed.

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