Goodreads:My first thoughts after finishing The Duff by Kody Keplinger was: amazing. I really loved Shut Out, but I think I enjoyed The Duff more so, probably because I'm a shameless hussy.
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. And eventually, through this realization, Bianca begins to see how harmful her unhealthy way of dealing with her problems has been, and finds a way to confront them head on.
I'm a horrible person, I really don't like this cover, but the book is amazing! Ladies and Gentlemen, do not let the cover turn you away from this mouthwatering, delectable, yummy read!
Bianca is a sassy, smart mouthed, intelligent heroine with some great witty one-liners, eg: 'For a girl with such a fat ass, I felt pretty invisible.' (probably not the best line, but I found it amusing).
I loved the tension with Wesley and Bianca. Her see through, no shit attitude with him altogether, was great and lets face it; Wesley not only has a weird name, (I think Kody has a thing for guys with weird names, *cough*Cash*cough* or maybe its just me) he hides behind his A-grade asshole and man-whore extraordinaire armor.
In my review of Shut Out, I mention that it doesn't really feel like a high school story, but something more along the lines of a just out of high school, or a university story (but that could be just me). I think that a lot of people may think this is too much in the sexy department for teenagers, but I think that it's good, because there are a lot of good lessons to learn in it, just like in Shut Out.
Kody Keplinger straps us in for a fun ride as these two characters dance around each other all the way throughout the novel, you get so involved, you cheer for them all the way through; worry and boo at them when they make a mistake. It was great when they started to figure themselves and each other out.
Its a very 'this is life' book and 'we all fuck up, but hey that's why we're human, we can fix problems as well as create them' book.
Now I need to talk about the name The DUFF (the Designated Ugly Fat Friend), I thought it was hilarious and shockingly horribly at the same time, mainly because it would be horrible to be called that, by anyone. I realised halfway through the novel, when things started to heat up between Wesley and Bridget, that I had changed one of the words in the name DUFF to: Designated Ugly Fat Fuck... I was pretty mortified with myself, I didn't even realise i was doing it. I had a good laugh at myself, after I was finished being mortified.
I give The Duff by Kody Keplinger 5nomalicious noms, absolutely finger-licking good!
Now I have to go wash out my dirty mind with soap!