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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (5 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444903500
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444903508
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sharp, hot, thoughtful, and searingly honest, The Duff is one of the best young adult novels to come along in a decade. (Elizabeth Scott, US author of the The Unwritten Rule.)

Edgy and compelling. I couldn't put it down! (Simon Elkeles, New York Times best-selling author)

A well written, irreverent, and heartfelt debut. (Publishers Weekly)

Realistic, yet innocent at the same time. (Serendipity Reviews)

Compulsive reading, with a sassy heroine you'll find yourself rooting for against all odds. (We Love This Book)

An earthy, realistic and compelling depiction of teenage relationships and self-image. (booktrust)

An interesting and enjoyable read. (Teen Titles)

Keplinger breathed some new life into the now horribly cliched idea of the love triangle by writing realistically flawed characters. (South Wales Evening Post (Swansea))

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Designated Ugly Fat Friend: You either know one, you have one, or you are one.

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Format: Kindle Edition
4 - 4.5 Stars.

I'm not sure how I hadn't already read The DUFF (a massive oversight on my part) but when the opportunity to read the book in time for the UK movie release arose I jumped at the chance.

The DUFF provides a realistic look into the scary and hilarious life of modern teenagers. I wasn't expecting to laugh as much as I did and I really appreciated how Kody Keplinger didn't shy away from the grittier side of being a teen - so yes there's sex, insecurities, jealousy and troubling issues.

Bianca aka the Duff (flattering term I know) has a dysfunctional home life and is brilliantly clinical in her analysis of other teens. She has some great one-liners and her inner snark had me in hysterics. I appreciated the pragmatic approach Bianca takes to her situation and how she embraces being the Duff.

Wesley is an interesting character because he's full of delightful contradictions. When he unleashes the Duff bombshell I seriously wanted to hit him, yet I also felt really sorry for him - he always comes across as being extremely lonely.

My favourite scenes were whenever Bianca and Wes would start their banter-fest or their interesting take on romance. I wasn't entirely sure of the age range because there are several mentions of sex and adult content (but no graphic detail). So I'd probably label The DUFF as mature YA.

The secondary characters are well formed and make a great edition to the series. Bianca's besties Casey and Jessica go a long way to proving how loyal a group of girls can be. Even Toby made me smile and I felt he served a purpose, without ever feeling contrived.

If you haven't already read it, go get Duffed!

I received a review copy.
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I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised how this book turned out. I read it after seeing the film trailer and I had a completely wrong impression of it. From the trailer, it looked like, after being called the Duff, Bianca had a makeover and got hot and won over the cute boy. It looked like a fun film but that wasn't a message I could get behind in a book for teenagers.

That's not quite how it goes in this book. After being called the Duff, Bianca falls for the person who called her it, despite the fact that he is a big man-whore and still insists on calling her Duffy. I did have a problem with this, as I couldn't see how, even if he was providing her with escape, Bianca could let herself fall for someone who called her a nickname based on her being fat and ugly. It just doesn't make sense in my head. If that was me, I would feel hurt and angry that he kept calling me that, and while Bianca does display these emotions, it doesn't stop her going back to him again and again. While I know he wasn't as shallow and awful as he appeared to be, it still didn't make sense to me.

I found the characterisation in the book was often forced upon you: Bianca kept reminding us she was cynical and snappy, that Jess was bubbly and naive, that Wesley was smooth and a creep. It felt like I was constantly being told these things rather than showed, which made the characterisation seem a bit flat. The comparison to Wuthering Heights also seemed shoehorned in and that was jarring.

I'm glad that the overall message of the book wasn't: if someone calls you fat and ugly, make yourself thin and hot. Instead, it leaned more towards: everyone sometimes thinks they're the fat, ugly one, don't let it get you down.
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I've been looking at this book for about a year or so and after reading A Midsummer's Nightmare and loving it, I felt more inclined to buy this, so when I saw it was on offer at Amazon for 99p yesterday I bought it straight away.

And I was NOT disappointed!

I think it's fair to say that I am a fan of Kody Keplinger.

I started this a few hours ago and more or less devoured it. I really liked it! I just got really into it, I liked the characters; I fell hard for Wesley! I liked the plot, I liked how supportive her friends were because in a lot of books they can be two-faced b*tches.

I'm looking forward to reading more of the author's books.
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The Duff is a witty, funny and endearing novel, full of lessons and with lots of growing up involved. Not to mention it's also honest, sarcastic and a hugely entertaining read indeed!

Bianca Piper is very cynical and very blunt, but is also very guarded. Never in a million years would she have thought she'd kiss, let alone sleep with Wesley Rush, resident womaniser and the same jerk you just referred to her as the Duff: Designated.Ugly.Fat.Friend. And yet, she ends up doing exactly just that. I find it amusing how she can make the most ridiculous of mistakes but is still standing strong enough, willing and ready to berate herself for her every action afterwards. She goes through a lot in this book, from being lowly called the Duff, and undergoing a family breakdown, but also takes a lot from it and learns to mature and face her problems. I'm not very sure I understand completely the rationale behind her actions and decisions and in fact at times I feel I disagree with her at all.

Having said that, I am completely in love with the solidarity of her friendship with best friends Jessica and Casey and their unwavering support for her. I love how her relationship with each of them differs from the other but all three are still unequivocally bonded to and love each other. Theirs is a friendship every girls should have - and if Kody ever decides to write about these three again, I will be first in the queue to get the book.

The romance in The Duff is slightly overridden by Bianca's development as a character, but they are both so closely intwined and are integral to the plot. Wesley and Bianca's relationship (or lack thereof) is interesting, to say the least.
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