Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Hot Dog Girl

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 h...

Details Hot Dog Girl

TitleHot Dog Girl
Release DateApr 30th, 2019
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, LGBT, Romance

Reviews Hot Dog Girl

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    I love love loved the setting of this book, but the plot/characters really needed work. I felt like this book played into the stereotype that bisexual women only date girls to get the attention of guys and I was just.. not about it. Plus on top of that, this was my second book of the month that revolved really heavily around cheating and I'm pretty over it tbh. BLAH.If you want to hear Kassie and I talk more in detail about this, the Sassy Book C...
  • Lola
    3.5 stars. This looks like a really fun and fluffy YA summer romance, but believe me when I tell you that it’s more of a soap opera… at an amusement park.Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was entertaining and I would definitely recommend it to those who enjoy dramatic characters and scenarios as well as reading about different relationships blossoming and dying. Just be aware that it’s not exactly a ha-ha book. The heroine is engaging and ...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    F/F FAKE DATING! Great summer vibes!I was a little irritated with Eloise constantly drooling over a guy who already had a girlfriend, but that was really just the catalyst for the main events in this book. The friendship, fake dating, moral struggles, and amusement park setting were all things I really loved. This does include f/f fake dating to catch the interest of a straight guy, but I really liked that it's addressed as soon as it's brought u...
  • Hollis
    Crap crap crap crap.
  • Kylie Amber
    This book was a very sweet read. Def had its problematic points though.
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    actual rating: 2.5 starsNo one talk to me. No one touch me. I'm frustrated and disappointed.WHY DO MY ANTICIPATED READS KEEP LETTING ME DOWN LIKE THIS?This one has to be the worst tho. There are exactly two things i liked about Hot Dog Girl:1/ Lou's dad2/ the last couple chapters when everything FINALLY fell into place.The rest? Nope. Eloise was infuriating, she kept using her best friend not even looking back enough to consider her feelings, she...
  • Ness (Vynexa)
    I will be keeping this review non-spoiler due to my rant review for this book being full of spoilersElouise has a crush on Nick. Nick has a girlfriend who is a princess while Elouise is a hot dog.Elouise makes some stupid decisions, takes best friend Seeley down with her. Elouise is frustrating. What we were sold in the synopsis is not what we were given in this novel. By the summary, I thought that this was going to be a story about a girl who w...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    4 starsI CALLED IT FROM THE BEGINNING JUST LETTING YOU KNOWalso I got a bit teary in the climax brb
  • Lindsay♫SingerOfStories♫
    Despite this quirky title and odd little cover, I am so glad I picked up this book! I don't always go for books within the trope of girl-crushing-on-boy-who-already-has-girlfriend, but if there ever was a case of an author handling it very well, this is the prime example. In the beginning of the book, Elouise (Lou) did get just a bit obnoxious with her obsessive escapades (nee 'hero complex') to save the park when everyone else thought it was non...
  • Malanie
    I thought this was adorable, with best friends-lovers f/f romance,,,,MY DREAM TROPE! But the plot was empty + the characters didn’t have depth :( I was so bored and trying not to be.
  • Jaye Berry
    This book is like if you dropped a hot dog on the ground and let it get stepped on for three days before you picked it back up and then ate it.Hot Dog Girl is the story of Elouise (Lou) who is determined to have the best summer of her life. That is before she is assigned to be the dancing hot dog (again) at the local amusement park she loves, and finds out the park will close at the end of the summer. Lou has a big crush on the park's pirate dive...
  • Kisvette💛
    wow😌 .. loved the ending .. great book
  • Kassie
    There were things I L O V E D about this book and things that made me roll my eyes and groan and scoff. Overall I landed on a three because I did think the majority of the characters and the story were cute. I can't wait to discuss this one for SassyBookClub on Chelsea's channel (chelseadolling reads) on May 24th at 7pm PST!
  • Ivy
    Full review: “I know I don’t have the face of a woman who walks into an office and demands answers - I have the face of a girl trying to be too many things at once.”Hot Dog Girl was bright and refreshing, not a perfect novel but pretty darn close to one. Jennifer Dugan is practically a master of character voice and emotion, creating unique teens that still did fairly relatable things. Every aspect of...
  • Amber
    I really loved this!This was such a fun contemporary romance. I am generally not a fan of contemporary romance but this is an LGBTQ romance which I am always in search for. This had some pretty great bisexual representation with our MC, Eloise, who I came to adore.Eloise was not without flaws, but she learns and grows throughout the story. The reader gets a good look into this small town where everyone knows each other. Cute & romantic faux pas o...
  • Kelly Hager
    I will admit freely that I bought this book because Becky Albertalli blurbed it. (She says it's "funny, joyful, bighearted.") I'm so glad I saw her praise because I love this book SO MUCH.I also come from a small town, although our amusement park was in the beach city half an hour away. This book was full of summer nostalgia for me (I didn't work there, but I spent a lot of time there over the summers growing up). Even beyond that, I loved Seeley...
  • Marisa
    There is so much I love about HOT DOG GIRL -- I never wanted to put it down, and when I had to I couldn't wait to pick it back up. Elouise's voice jumps off the page, I want Seeley to be my best friend, and the relationship between Lou & her dad meant so much to me. HOT DOG GIRL delivers the perfect combination of humor & heart and is basically the f/f romcom of my dreams -- this one should be on everyone's 2019 TBR!!
  • Meredith
    Voicey, original, and filled with humor and heart, this is a fantastic debut. I was lucky to be an early reader on this novel. Bi girls, cute diving pirate boys, princesses, and a summer amusement park never fail to entertain. Highly recommended!
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    I LOOOOOOVED the romance in this but I didn't really like the main character much
  • Hayley
    (OMG, I just won a signed ARC on twitter. I may explode.)1. Thank you so much to Jennifer Dugan for the signed ARC! 2. This was the cutest book to involve a girl in a hot dog suit ever. 3. Everything was adorable and lovely and Nick was great and Seeley was the best and Elouise was so darn wonderful. I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS BAR.And yes, I am 100% going to reread this very soon. 5 stars, 10/10 would recommend, heart eyes forever.
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    This was the adorakable squishy read I needed.::heart eye emoji::-----------Full review can be found here:’all… this was the adorkable squishy read that I needed in my life. It filled a missing something I had that I wasn’t aware was empty. I loved it and want to scream from the rooftops how great this is!There were so many things I enjoyed about this book. Let me start at the beginning. The protago...
  • Drewthereader19
    This was such a fun read! Really loved it! RTC!(:
  • Sue (BeautyBookCorner)
    Our main character Elouise was kind of a hot mess but she is also so sweet and funny. I loved following these characters as they get sucked into her schemes. As far as the romance, it was pretty clear early on who was endgame. But the whole process of getting there was just so cute! I was smiling throughout the book. Elouise and Seely are BFF goals, Nick is adorkable, and the run-down amusement park was the perfect setting. This is such a feel-go...
  • Kelly Coon
    Oh gosh, will a girl in a hot dog suit grab your heart and stomp on it. This is a lovely rom-com that is light and undeniably fun, but simmering under the surface is Lou's incredible ache that comes out in her ill-timed and poorly managed hi-jinks. I was enraged by her cluelessness, filled with motherly love about the missing woman in her life, and wiping tears from my eyes when she mucks everything all up time and again because she's hiding the ...
  • Kiki Cole
    This book was so realistic and messy, yet I felt and flew through every single moment of it. This was a real gem to read and is highly precious. I have already had bright expectations when I started it, but I was not expecting the way that Lou’s story was going to end. This really is a great summer read, even though I’m currently going through a confusing breakup. This book really brought a smile to my face.
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    I liked this a whole lot but holy cow, it was EXHAUSTING to read from the main character's perspective. She was definitely consciously written to be an unlikeable character and I liked the development but that didn't make it any less insufferable 😅Also I hope one day we can write and read any enjoy novels that are about f/f fake dating to get a guy's attention without feeding into stereotypes but uh.. we're just not there yet.
  • Isaiah
    To read the full review check it out here.Hated the MC, but the rest of the book was pretty wonderful. Relied pretty heavily on bi women tropes which is glaringly obvious and sad.