The Duff – Kody Keplinger

I picked the book up after my friend recommended it to me. Surely I have seen it around Goodreads a lot and actually had it on my kindle but hadn’t planned on reading it very soon. But after she said, she liked the book but liked the movie better, I wanted to know what it all was about.

“Beauty really does lie in the eye of the beholder…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is smart, cynical, loyal – and well aware that she’s not the hot one in her group of friends. But when high-school jock and all round moron Wesley Rush tells her she’s a DUFF – a Designated, Ugly Fat Friend – Bianca does not the see funny side. She may not be a beauty but she’d never stoop so low as to go anywhere near the likes of Wesley … Or would she? Bianca is about to find out that attraction defies looks and that sometimes your sworn enemies can become your best friends … With a wry and tell-it-like-it-is voice, The Duff is a witty and poignant story of a teenager struggling with the rules of high school attraction, along with the breaking down of her relationships with family and friends. It is a novel about what it means to be sexy, in a world where we feel we have to be perfect!”

Don’t we all feel like the Designated, Ugly Fat Friend sometimes always?

The books was quite straight forward and that’s what I loved about it. Bianca is really likable and so are her friends. Of course there have been little things that annoyed me, but over all I liked the main characters. Well Wesley…well…he’s the unsympathetic asshole but still somehow…likable. It’s horrible what he puts Bianca through and as much as she tries not to care about his words, she does…

I really loved how everything goes and everything that happens. It’s interesting to see how she tries to keep her little secrets safe…

The writing was nice and fast paced so that I really enjoyed that book. I gave it 4 Stars

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Author: Fhina

Ocean soul. 30 years old book lover living in Helsinki, active reader and coffee addict.

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