Monday, November 1, 2010

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

I heard about this book a few months ago and finally picked it up last week. I am so glad I did too because it was fantastic! I only wish I had picked it up months ago. I will say that this book is not for younger reads. I think that it has a lot of great messages about self esteem and coping with issues that younger YA reader could benefit from but the story has a lot of adult language and sex. So if you are easily offended my teens portrayed in these situations this may not be for you.

Bianca Piper knows she is not the prettiest girl out there and that has never bothered her. She has two great friends, a good head on her shoulders, and despite her absent mother, Bianca has loving parents. Being the loyal friend she is Bianca finds herself once again sitting at the local teen club watching her friends dance the night away. Just when Bianca thinks her night cant get any worse Wesley Rush sits down next to her. Wesley is the hands down hottest guy from school but he is also a man-whore. He has a reputation as a love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy. When Bianca refuses to give him the time of day he decides to break it down for her. She is the Duff (designated, ugly, fat, friend) and statistically girls are more willing to sleep with a guy who associated with their duff friends. Wesley is only asking for her to help him score with one of her friends. - Cue Bianca dumping Cherry Coke on Wesley's head.

Then Bianca's home life gets a little rough and Bianca needs a distraction. Wesley is as shocked as Bianca is when she finds her self kissing him to get that distraction. Even more shocking...he kisses her back. As life gets more complicated Bianca finds herself in a enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley. Let the sexy times begin ;) Just a much needed escape from her problems. No feelings involved. But Wesley is a surprisingly good listener and he may not have as perfect a life as she always imagined. But Wesley could never fall for the Duff right?

This is an amazing book so if you were on the fence about this book maybe this review could help push you over. It was definitely one of the best books I have read this year!

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