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{The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend: Kody Keplinger}The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
Series: The DUFF
Published by Poppy on September 7, 2010
Genres: Movie Adaptation, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – 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 “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She 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.

{My Thoughts} – I found this book to be extremely easy to relate to. I am almost certain that my High School self would have been able to relate even more, given what my High School experience had been like when I had attended. I can understand how this book has become so incredibly popular.

Bianca is your typical not real liked girl when it comes to the popular peers in school. She has two best friends that she believes are both much more sexy and attractive then she herself is. She has a snappy, snarky attitude that makes you fall in love with her instantly. She also is an extremely loyal individual to her family and her friends. She doesn’t believe in telling gossip on anyone nor does she believe in running after guys and falling in love.

Wesley is the popular man-whore in the school. He doesn’t chase girls, they chase him. When he so avidly points out that Bianca is the Duff in her group of friends, he changes they way she sees things. It is apparent that he hadn’t really meant to hurt her by using that word, but it did hurt her a lot and it takes a lot for him to come back from it after it’s been said and done so many times. He seems to think that everyone wants him, which is true to an extent, but he has so many hidden secrets that it’s hard to tell who he really is on the inside because he like Bianca hides behind a mask.

Wesley and Bianca come off as complete opposites. However, throughout the book they seem to find common ground and a common balance. One day they are paired up for a school assignment and everything changes for the two of them. Is it for the better or for the worse?

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.