Thursday, 16 January 2014


 Title: The DUFF
 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
 Author:  Kody Keplinger
Summary :

Seventeen-year old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn't think she is 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 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 throws herself into 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.


THE DUFF is about a girl named Bianca and about her life. By Duff I don’t mean Hillary duff, here duff refers to “Designated Ugly Fat Friend”.
 The story starts with Bianca, and her friends Casey and Jessica hanging out in a teen lounge, which is their usual place for hangout. This is when Wesley Rush approaches her saying her that she is the DUFF of her group of friends, which means she was the ugliest of her group of friends. After which Bianca poured coke all over him…now that’s what I like.( And how in real life can a man be so rude)

I was so sure that I would not like Wesley after he so patently called a person with such a name.
Bianca starts hating Wesley more than ever. But she can’t help but question herself if whatever Wesley said was true. She starts to look at things differently; she compares herself with her friends who are totally opposite to her.
 She describes both of them as tall, blonder, slender and beautiful, straight from the cover of teen vogue.

Bianca also happens to have family problems, her parents are getting divorced and her dad lapsing back to alcohol. Her x bf is back and to get away from all this, she distracts herself by using Wesley..You heard me right. She uses Wesley as an escape from all her troubles only to find out that she is falling in love with him. But this realization doesn't come abruptly but through subtle transition and growth of their relationship together.

 I really loved all the characters of this book.

 Bianca Piper was a character I admired. She was honest and she wasn't afraid to speak her mind. Her honesty was really admirable, there are instances in the story when she realizes her mistake and is honest about it and not in a denial. As the story stepped forward Bianca slowly started realizing that facing the problem is the key and not escaping them. As a character she grows and develops till the very end of the story.

 Wesley Rush …hmm I have mixed feelings about him. First half of the book I detested him. He came across as a rude man-whore who sleeps with anything that moves, but later on we come to know that his actions too is a result of him escaping his family problems. I connected a bit with him and found myself rooting for him too. But not much is given about the problems that Wesley faces with his family.

Casey Blithe is Bianca’s best friend and she is the kind of best friend everyone would love to have. She can look at Bianca and tell if she has any trouble. She gives great advice's, and always stands beside her friends.

Jessica Gaither is the innocent girl. She was like their sunshine and she always was giggly and bouncy. Her character is really relatable too.

Toby Tucker is the guy Bianca had a crush for a long time. He comes across as an intelligent, politically active and socially awkward kind of guy. I think Bianca liked him because it was safe sometimes we girls choose what’s safe and easy as opposed to someone who she liked but couldn't admit because he was different. Change can be scary for some people.

 This story was great .A DUFF doesn't have to be someone ugly they are just the person who are less noticeable then the others in the group. I think Bianca was beautiful just that she was oblivious to that. Everyone feels like a DUFF sometime. Those who have curly hair wants to have straight hair,someone who is size 2 wants to become size 0 and someone of size 4 wants to become size 2 ,Because no one is perfect .

 It doesn't matter if you’re a DUFF because true friends will stay with you no matter what. Friendship can last through all the ups and downs of life. And also with parents, no matter how crooked the relationship gets, we can never hate them and we would always love them and be there for them.

"Wesley Rush doesn’t chase girls. They chase him.”

“You’re right. Wesley Rush doesn’t chase girls, and I’m not chasing you”

But in the end:
"Wesley Rush doesn’t chase girls, but I’m chasing you" ♥” 
― Kody KeplingerThe DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

Go get this book, yes NOW....

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