The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
(Designated Ugly Fat Friend)

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The book in itself doesn't have well-formed characters, and there were times I found myself just laughing at how utterly stupid and fake the book really is. I apologise that there's no filter on this review either, because I genuinely feel like this book just wasn't right.
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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.

 

About Kody Keplinger

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Kody Keplinger was born and raised in a small Kentucky town. She wrote her first novel, The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), during her senior year of high school. The DUFF was a New York Times bestseller, a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers and a Romantic Times Top Pick. Since then, Kody has written two more young adult novels, Shut Out and A Midsummer's Nightmare, and a middle grade novel, The Swift Boys & Me. She is the cofounder of Disability in Kidlit, a website devoted to the representation of disability in children's literature. Currently, Kody lives in New York City, where she teaches writing workshops and continues to write books for kids and teens.You can find out more about Kody and her books on her website: www.kodykeplinger.com.
 
Published September 7, 2010 by Poppy. 312 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Reviewed by LNicole on May 25 2015

Overall, The DUFF is something I would recommend. 4/5. And I happily hold my hands up and applaud young author Kody Keplinger for such an outstanding achievement.

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Guardian

Below average
on Apr 21 2015

The book in itself doesn't have well-formed characters, and there were times I found myself just laughing at how utterly stupid and fake the book really is. I apologise that there's no filter on this review either, because I genuinely feel like this book just wasn't right.

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