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With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. 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.
Friend," he clarified. Then, she goes and kisses him. I didn't like these characters very much at first. I thought she had lost her ever loving mind. Kiss that asshole that said that? Plus, he keeps calling her Bianca is out with her two best friends when Wesley Rush comes up to her and lets her know her standing.
Plus, he keeps calling her "Duffy" No! Then after I almost said "to hell with this book" I kept reading. They grew on me. Bianca decides to use him to forget her problems at home. So it begins. He still is a bit of an asshole, but he is hot, so our girl B takes what she wants.
She realizes that maybe being the Duff isn't so bad at one point and time. Benefit one: Benefit two: Benefit three: A few things kept standing out to me that kept me from completely falling in lurrvve with this book. Now I'm not that teenage girl.
So well, I didn't like so much of the use of sex in the book to "get rid of stress". I've got kids this age. That I just locked in their rooms until they turn I didn't understand Bianca being so hung up on Wesley continuing to call her the Duff girl and then she still can't keep her hands off him.
I would have probably kicked him in his nads. Then the fat shaming. So many times in this book Bianca refers to herself as fat.
But no one else says anything about her weight. Not like. Dad's falling off the wagon. I don't see anyone especially a teenage girl moving past one of the scenes in this book with no lingering anger.
Then after finishing the book I thought I would look up the movie trailer. It doesn't even sound like the same story. Feb 17, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it really liked it Shelves: Find all of my reviews at: Color me as surprised as anyone else. It seems a lot of people didn't. Here's what I have to say about that. And also? You're right. I'm not! Talk about a refreshing flippin' change of pace from the regular YA fare. Not to mention this book was written by a fetus.
Her momma should be proud!
Kody Keplinger offers up some serious straight talk in The Find all of my reviews at: Kody Keplinger offers up some serious straight talk in The D. Bianca is flawed. She's an asshole. She's your average teen sorry average teens, but when you grow up you will realize you were kinda assholey every now and again. Bianca isn't above judging a book by its cover - and the awesome part is she totally owns it and also acknowledges that everyone is doing the same to her.
When Wesley Rush informs her of her "D. And then she bangs him on the downlow. I mean, look at this guy. Sometimes it doesn't matter if a dude is a total wanker, you still want to make bad decisions with him anyway. Warning to parents: There's TONS of intercourse in this book. Now, it's the fade to black kind and eventually Bianca realizes that a romp in the hay may not be as simple as being only be a romp in the hay and that she should value her self-worth a bit more and yada yada yada, but this chick does get it on and isn't sorry about it.
If you're not okay with that, I completely understand and you should probably see the movie instead. From the looks of things, the book and movie don't have a hell of a lot in common except for the title and the HEA to wrap things up.
While the movie appears to have one of these not overused at all type of storylines. Book version of Bianca is one of these girls. Therefore, there is NO "mean girl" hassling Bianca in the book nor does she have a problem scoring the guy of her dreams once he breaks up with his girlfriend. In fact, for all of the D. Heck, look at the H. C in the movie version. It wasn't so long ago she could have been considered the D.
Now, the writing isn't perfect remember - author is a wee little baby and I can't give it 5 Stars due to a bit of a lackluster ending, but for a debut? This was pretty freaking solid and I recommend it. View all 30 comments. Feb 18, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: I am all about the DUFF! Loved it! I was interested in this books years ago, when it first came out, but then I read some reviews that said it was full of inappropriate sex and promoted low self-esteem in girls.
Unfortunately, I let that scare me off. I recently noticed that they were making a Movie about the book, and my interest perked up again. The movie a very PG version of the book. This book really struck a chord with me. Because the truth is, I actually had pretty good self-esteem by that point. And the thing is, so does Bianca. At least until Wesley decides to tell her that her friends are the hotties of their group. And yet, she still sleeps with him. And I think that's where a lot of readers get the idea that this promotes low self-esteem.
I don't think so. See, she doesn't sleep with him to get his approval, she does it to find an escape from what's going home in her home life.
She figures since he's a manwhore, it's not like a real relationship that she has to care about or foster. Turns out, Wesley may be sleeping around for the same reasons that Bianca is sleeping with him.
And what starts out as Enemies With Benefits , begins to into something more as they get to know each other. Oh, and speaking of Wesley Wesley is a straight up douchecanoe in the beginning of this book. I wanted to strangle him! I mean, just wrap my hands around his neck and squeeeeeeeeze. Which, when you think about it, is sort of a great thing for a writer to be able to make me want to do to one of their characters. By the end of the book though? I was like, Girl, kiss him already!
Another big complaint I see is the teen sex in this sucker. So, if you think teenagers shouldn't have sex in books However, if you like me have some wiggle room in your brain for that, then you probably won't be offended.
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It's basically fade to black with no details, other than kissing. I also loved the fact that she was on the pill and they used condoms every time.
Because Yay! Everyone feels that way sometimes, and the only real difference between the Plain Jane and the Femme Fatale is the way you feel about yourself. I received a digital copy of this book for review from NetGalley and the Publisher.
Buddy read with Aly and Figgy. Just when you think this show is terrible something wonderful happens. It ends. She complained non-stop about everything and everyone. She hates teenagers who fall in love in high school. Yet what does she do? Completely ignore her best friends, lie to them, keep secrets from them, hang up on them, avoid them… because she fell in love in high school.
Bianca is an annoying, judgmental, hateful, cynical cow who has no qualms with using people. Yes, what happened with her and her parents sucked. But comparing jumping in the sack with a guy you can't stand to cancer patients? Comparing your love triangle to Wuthering Heights? Get off your high horse, Bianca. She pissed me off to no end, and I have no patience for pointless drama like that. View all 20 comments. Sep 15, Penny rated it liked it Shelves: Alright ladies, I've got a question: You're not having a good time.
In fact, you're pretty miserable and can't wait to go home. As you sit at the bar nursing your Cherry Coke a good-looking guy comes and sits next to you. That would be nice, right?
A good way to pass the time until your friends decide they've had all the man-handling they can take for the night. Well, say the hot guy in question turns out to be th Alright ladies, I've got a question: Well, say the hot guy in question turns out to be the village bicycle-- "everybody has had ride!
You're disgusted this vile creature is in your immediate vicinity, don't want him around. So you tell him to go away. And he doesn't. He tells you he needs your help because, in his words: No offense, but that would be you. Hey, don't get defensive. It's not like you're an ogre or anything, but in comparison He's hoping this will up his chances of getting into their pants.
How would you react to that? If this happened to the person I am today I'd totally laugh in the a-hole's face and walk away. Because, really, I couldn't care less what a most likely STD-infected man-whore thinks of me, regardless of how ridiculously hot he might be. I'm an adult. I stopped caring what other people think of me. All that matters is what I think. I'm happy with the way I look.
Besides, I'm married. But if that happened to me fourteen years ago Back then I was--comparatively speaking--the Duff among my circle of friends.
I didn't get attention from guys when I was with my unintentionally hot friends seriously. And they didn't even know it. They were all long-limbed, willowy, girl-next-door beautiful. I was the average height ethnic girl. What's my point? My point is I can see why teenage girls would want to read this book.
Like I said, I've been there. I get it. BUT what I fail to appreciate is the way this story plays out. Bianca Piper, the Duff in question, is a seventeen-year-old girl finishing up her senior year in high school.
She has two good friends who really care about her. Parents who, dysfunctional marriage aside, love her. She's intelligent, witty, and successful--for the most part. Bianca only real major downfall is she is much too cynical, especially when it comes to love, though I can't say I blame her.
Bianca was only fourteen when she had her heart stomped on by an upperclassman. It is her wit and cynicism that comes to her aid the night she's told that she is The Duff.
Unfortunately Bianca doesn't walk away completely unscathed. She is unable to get over the fact that she's the so-called "ugly fat girl" among her friends.
It starts eating away at her self-esteem. And to make matters much worse, her home life begins to crumble. Instead of dealing with her problems, Bianca masters the art of escapism. Totally understandable. I've been there. But instead of losing herself in a good book, movie or yogalates, she loses herself in the bed of Wesley Rush, resident man-whore.
The guy she hates with the intensity of a thousand suns. Oh, it gets better. He lovingly nicknames her 'Duffy'. That's right, as in The Duff. And Bianca has a bevy of insults to hurl at Wesley whenever it pleases her. Neither of them them pretend their relationship is based on anything other then sex. Call it what you will: I could go on. Regardless of the label, this is where the author starts to lose me. I hope I'm not coming across as 'holier then thou', because, seriously it's not like I was an angel when I was a teenager.
I had a wild streak back then, I made mistakes. Lots of them. It's just my mistakes involved less sex. Okay, sex was never involved. Neither was nudity. But I kissed read: Sometimes with the sole intention of getting my mind off my problems.
So really, I understand Bianca's motives. I even understand how in a twisted way she felt pretty, more desirable afterward. She's with him as much as five times a week. Not that I'm a sexpert see what I did there? I combined sex and expert. Especially considering how cheap and dirty Bianca claims to feel afterward. While reading this novel I was all, "Stop it. Stop having sex with the guy you hate. Just STOP! Go talk to your friends or a counselor. You need help.
It wouldn't have been so bad had she felt more guilty or ashamed afterward. And I could understand her need had it been described as some sort of an addiction. Or perhaps the author could have described Bianca's home life much worse, making her incessant need to escape that much more plausible. But yeah, my point is: I just couldn't relate. Not entirely. And so this story fell apart for me. Okay, that's a lie. It didn't fall apart--the story was still in one piece when I finished this book, but just barely.
The only real redeeming thing about The Duff is the conclusion Bianca comes to near the end of the novel, about what it means to be a Duff.
And she realizes how stupid she and Wesley were by having so much sex, regardless of how much protection they used for the record: And though it pains me to do so, I'll admit that I'm sappy enough to like how this book ended. Kill me.
It wraps up so neatly with a giant bow on top, Pretty Woman style. Three stars but just barely, and if I were I being totally fair I'd have to give it just two stars waaaaaaaaay too much swearing going on in this book. It's completely out of control. But I liked this book, despite all it's faults, so yeah, three stars.
View all 21 comments. Nov 17, Kai rated it liked it Shelves: I watched the movie a few weeks ago and it's - big surprise - completely different.
But I should talk about the book here: So nothing surprising, except how openly the author wrote about sex. Thumbs up for that. Find more of my books on Instagram View all 6 comments. View all 5 comments. I adore you Wesley Rush!!!!
That skin-crawly thing happened, and I knew exactly who was behind me. Just fucking great. Aaaahhhh this book. This book made me so unbelievably happy, it's unreal.
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
I was completely and utterly obsessed from the minute I picked it up until the moment I put it down. I grumbled when I had to go to sleep and I tossed and turned for what felt like an eternity, struggling internally to keep my head on the pillow and not roll over to pick my Ipad up again.
It's not that it was deep or heartfelt or altogether meaningful, I suppose, but the author created this wonderfully cliched world that I felt myself instantly addicted and drawn to, and these characters embedded themselves deep into my heart where I didn't ever want to let them go.
It didn't need to be anything other than what it was-fun. So what was the problem? I didn't Get the fuck out of here. God, why are you stalking me? I thought Wesley Rush didn't chase girls. I thought they chased him, right? I know, I know, total case of judging the book by it's horrendous cover, but come on, Guys-look at it! I saw the mixed reviews, I heard the movie was better, I found it was full of cliches, and All negative, if you ask me.
I know, I'm a total bitch, right? But there were so many alarming red flags that had me so nervous when I picked this one up.
And, I'll admit it, I totally had my nose turned up like a snooty Who from Whoville when I began reading. I was all 'Hmm. That happened quickly' and 'Oh, well she's a bitch' or 'Hmm. I don't like that they hang out here.
Each page that passed I felt myself sinking deeper and deeper until I eventually was so wrapped around this book's pretty little finger that I couldn't see straight.
And you know what?? It's never felt so good to be wrong. I was fully conscious of Wesley's hand as it slid up my torso and moved to cup my breast. With an effort, I pushed him away from me. His eyes were wide as he leaned back. The inner workings of her mind were so funny, albeit very opinionated. She definitely had a venomous bite, but I never felt put off by her harsh judgements or crude rationalizations.
Her reasons to start hanging with Wesley were wrong from the beginning, but she never once forgot that fact. Hiding it from her friends, attempting to escape reality, and scrutenizing others that were basically doing the same thing as her, she was in no position to judge And that's where I think a lot of people might have had a problem with her-but I didn't. I dunno. I thought that was kind of realistic.
I pull a 'pot calling the kettle black' frequently when it concerns myself and other people, no matter how nice I am or how much I like people-it's human nature to be a wee bit judgemental, and I can't say I'm not No, I think my only problem with this whole story was how she continually put herself down.
She repeatedly called herself the Duff and questioned why anyone liked her, why Wesley would possibly waste his time with her. It was a very noticeable thing throughout the story, but thankfully I loved her and Wesley so much it just didn't matter-but I can see how this could possibly annoy others.
I jerked out from under Wesley's hand and spun to face him, gripping my pencil like a dart and aiming it right at his Adam's apple.
He didn't even flinch. His gray eyes examined the pencil with feigned curiosity and he said, "Interesting. Is this how you greet all the boys you like? I Can. How much I loved him. He was cocky. He was arrogant. He was quirky. He was sexy. He gave me butterflies that I continually choked on But that's besides the point!!
I'd had a couple glasses of wine I mean, we meet him THAT early?? I hate when that happens. But OMG, my fears were squelched when he not so subtlety inserted himself in her life every single day. I found myself laughing out loud so much when he was around that my smile became permanent.
My heart broke the more we found out about him. My heart soared when he defended her. And my smile was depraved when he got jealous. But, mostly, there were butterflies. Endless butterflies. This book, to me, was unputdownable. I read it at work. I thought about it when I wasn't reading it. I lost many hours of sleep over it. And I stayed up until almost one on a work night without even realizing it until I looked up and saw what programming was on tv-randomly, I might add.
So, to say I didn't love this would be false. I adored it. I cherished it. I'm guna go buy the movie version book for my bookshelf I'm sorry, I can't do that fugly cover. I, my friends, am still obsessed. I cannot wait until I can read it again. Cute, funny, heart-warming, and addicting beyond all measure. This young author wrote my dream book for this moment in my life-I will never be so judgemental again Lies. All lies.
But, that would circle the point I'm trying to make-oops before I really know what I'm talking about. I won't judge a book by it's cover. And I will try not to be biased. Just like Bianca. No matter where you go or what you do to distract yourself, reality catches up with you eventually. For more of my reviews, please visit: View all 50 comments. Jun 20, Steph Sinclair rated it really liked it Recommended to Steph by: Hannah The Irish Banana Review.
View all 14 comments. Sorry, but how can a supposedly intelligent person be so dumb and so clueless? The only explanation I can think of: Someone gave her very bad advice. Now she sent the divorce papers and my father is devastated. You should totally change your opinion about her behaviour the second you see her again and support all her decisions.
When he touches me, I feel dirty afterwards, but it also makes me feel so much better. Is that normal? Not weird at all.
My father really is drinking a lot and last night, he hit me and called me a whore. A friend rescued me and I spent the night at his house. Your father will come to his senses, go to AA meetings from now on, never drink again and everything will be alright between the two of you. I am also neglecting my friends over this guy I mentioned before.
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