Monday, 8 June 2015


Presenting The DUFF by Kody Keplinger.

Here is the summary of the book:

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “Duffy,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that 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 - Designated Ugly Fat Friend. Didn't really think much on it when it first came out. Also i'm not one to join the hype bandwagon as well but then heard the movie was going to come out soon so decided to give this a try. And DUDE ...... why didn't I read this before. Its cute, its dry humor, its sarcasm and so very complicated than what it appears at first glance. Contemporary books almost always sport the same storyline but what sets The DUFF apart are its complex and strong characters ...... It helps that I finished it in one sitting too!

Bianca is a refreshingly honest and cynical protagonist. Not all perfect, she always felt inferior to her best friends Casey & Jessica but she doesn't try to be one too and contributes in anyway possible. She is insanely loyal to her friends and always takes on the role of the protector for them but doesn't like to face her own problems ha-on and always ties to run away from them.

Wesley was the biggest manwhore ever .... if there ever is a thing like that. He is your typical good looking guy who is most annoying too. People deal with problems their own way. Its applies to Bianca and it applies to Wesley as well. They both sleep around to vile away their problems but it is great that they have both had it in them to resolve their mistakes and correct them before it was too late. And as it progresses we see these two coming a long way and opening up more.

And not to forget Casey & Jessica who play the perfect counter. Just like Bianca these two are very loyal to her too and look out for her in anyway they could. Really this book was so cute. There is a lot of slut slamming her but it all balances out with such amazing characters. Kody Keplinger really did a marvelous job here. You can literally feel the emotions exuding from her words in the pages. And this was just the debut book too. So Awesome!

I have seen the movie too, and I will only say this ..... not bad ..... it is actually way different than the plot of the book but it holds a certain charm to it too ...... So check them both out guys. Book first and movie next ..... didn't miss out on it guys. Go for it!

"Its honest. Its sweet. Its cynical and its complex. Think nothing just go for it"

Genre :     Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

Release Date: 25th February, 2015

My Copy: publisher & netgalley

Rate:             5/5 (It was Amazing)

Buy:         Amazon | Book Depository 


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