Book Review: The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Posted July 27, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Book Review: The Duff by Kody KeplingerThe DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 7th 2010
Genres: Dating & Sex, Girls & Women, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Source: A friend
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two-stars

The New York Times bestseller is now a major motion picture! Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, a biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush, who calls Bianca the Duff--the designated ugly fat friend--of her crew.But things aren't so great at home and Bianca, desperate for a distraction, ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

“The Duff” by Kody Keplinger was definitely an interesting book. I’ve heard that people have either loved it or hated it. I am kind of on the fence. I wasn’t hat impressed. I didn’t love or hate it though. I do have to say that the movie didn’t do anything for the book at all. I thought the movie was terrible. This review isn’t about the movie, it is about the book.

Bianca Piper has always been the cynical and funny friend and what she considers to be the least beautiful out of the trio. When Wesley Rush informs Bianca that she is the ‘Duff’ of the group, which means The Designated Ugly Fat Friend, this really upsets her. Bianca decides that she wants nothing to do with Wesley and that he is horrible for the things that he stated. When she gets paired with Wesley for a school project, the two of them begin to have a fling.

I feel like this whole book is teenage drama and i really couldn’t get into it at all. The character weren’t very well written and I was disappointed about the casual sex that is in this book. It is treated as if sex isn’t a big deal and people just hook up. For something that has become so popular, I wish it would have been a much better novel with much better role models.

two-stars

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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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