Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Released: September 7th, 2010
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Rating: 4.5/5

The Duff is one of the most honest and realistic contemporary book I have read in a quite some time. Maybe its because the author is so young but Kody Keplinger did a phenomenal job of writing Bianca and getting into the teenage mindset. Bianca is sarcastic, cynical, snaky. After her enemy Wesley Rush labels her as "the Duff" (Desginated Ugly Fat Friend) in her group of friends she's outraged, dumps her drink on him and storms off. 

By no means is Bianca perfect. Her mother is absent all the time, her parents marriage is falling apart and she knows it. Seeking a distraction from all her problems she finds it from the most unlikely person…Wesley Rush. On the outside Wesley is a womanizing playboy and is only interested in girls and sex. He doesn't seem to mind that Bianca is using him. But Wesley has family problems of his own and Bianca soon realizes they have more in common than she thought…and worse of all is she might just be falling for him. The Duff is a hilarious, honest and real to what teenagers have felt. We all feel like the Duff at one point of another so this book is one that teenage girls should read and be able to relate to. 


  1. I have this book on my shelf collecting dust! I'm going to have to pick it up soon, thanks for the review.

  2. Great review, going to have to pick this up soon!

  3. Your welcome! And yes, you both should definitely pick it up soon.