Ã The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend ñ Download by ☆ Kody Keplinger
Ã The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend ñ Download by ☆ Kody Keplinger I am all about the DUFF Loved it I was interested in this books years ago, when it first came out, but then I read some reviews that said it was full of inappropriate sex and promoted low self esteem in girls.
Unfortunately, I let that scare me off.
I recently noticed that they were making a Movie about the book, and my interest perked up again Psst The movie a very PG version of the book.
This book really struck a chord with me Now I m not going to give you some sob story and tell you that I felt like a DUFF in high school Because the truth is, I actually had pretty good self esteem by that point And the thing is, so does Bianca At least until Wesley decides to tell her that her friends are the hotties of thei I think one of the worst things that could ever happen to a book is an unsympathetic protagonist A person would be willing to forgive a lot of things loopholes in the plot, slow moving story, clich d endings if they fell in love with the hero heroine Unfortunately, this did not happen to me with The DUFF.
I read a blog post by Kody Keplinger today where she remarked that a lot of the people who criticised The DUFF did so because of the sex scenes in the book Personally, I have no objection to sex scenes in YA books In some instances, I would even applaud them It wasn t the fact that the book portrayed teenagers having sex that bothered me about The DUFF Even though I come from a very sexually conservative culture, I know the reality, and the reality is, teenagers have sex Maybe not all, maybe not even a majority, but there is no denying 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 Than Anyone What a bummer.
I decided to read this novel for four distinct reasons 1 The unmistakable hype2 The movie was exactly what I hoped to watch a Friday night3 Many reviewers qualified this book as fun and absolutely entertaining 4 I wanted to see how the DUFF thing was dealt with in the written story and recognize the changes they made to the cinematographic version because there always are But the thing is hype lies, this was nothing and believe me when I say that like the movie, the storyline held so many clich s it became boring than entertaining itself and the DUFF thing was scantly explored It laid there in the background but, really, the author probably only included it to add something new to the friends with benefits overwritten clich I get that there is supposed to be a message behind the DUFF thing, but we only real Wesley Rush doesn t chase girls, but I m chasing you Oh boy, you don t know how I just swooned at that line sigh Anyway, Gahd, I love love luuurve this book I had this on my TBR pile for quite a long time but I keep on passing through it Seriously, I should have read this a long time ago But yeah, I guess it s better late than never, right And I am really glad that I finally read this This is just so freaking awesome I m surprise on how much I enjoyed this book I had a lot of fun reading this book, this made me laugh, swoon, and grin a lot And the characters, though they have their obvious flaws were still really adorable and lovable Kody Keplinger did a very great job on developing the characters You ll definitely notice how these characters changed and grew throughout the story, most notably Bianca.
I loved Bianca Even though she could be a bit whinny and frustra 4 stars I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book Initially, I picked it up because I saw a preview for the film After reading it, I m not sure if I ll go watch the movie With the way the few clips I ve seen show, it s not much like the book at all And some of the things I really loved about the book seem to be missing from the film but back to the book The Duff is a laugh out loud, sweet, sexy, and at times serious read It s a book about friendship, loyalty, and even love Bianca is the type of heroine I love reading about The kind thats snarky, outspoken, is who she is and doesn t change for anyone She is also relatable She s a good friend and a good daughter And she is the Duff of her group, according to Wesley Rush Wesley is one of the best looking guys at school A duff isn t som Bianca is out with her two best friends when Wesley Rush comes up to her and lets her know her standing You see, your friends are hot And you, darling, are the Duff Is that even a word Designated Ugly Fat Friend, he clarified No offence, but that would be you So Bianca throws her drink in his face.
Then, she goes and kisses him I didn t like these characters very much at first I thought she had lost her ever loving mind Kiss that asshole that said that Plus, he keeps calling her Duffy No Then after I almost said to hell with this book I kept reading They grew on me.
Bianca decides to use him to forget her problems at home So it begins He still is a bit of an asshole, but he is hot, so our girl B takes what she wants She realizes that maybe being the Duff isn t so bad at one point and time.
Benefit one no point worrying Find all of my reviews at ALL GO TO NETGALLEY AND PICK THIS ONE UP FOR FREE 3 5 15 I kinda LOVED this book Color me as surprised as anyone else It seems a lot of people didn t Here s what I have to say about that And also You re right I m not Talk about a refreshing flippin change of pace from the regular YA fare Not to mention this book was written by a fetus Her momma should be proud Kody Keplinger offers up some serious straight talk in The D.
Bianca is flawed She s an asshole She s your average teen sorry average teens, but when you grow up you will realize you were kinda assholey every now and again Bianca isn t above judging a book by its cover and the awesome part is she totally owns it and also acknowledges t
A note to anyone who chooses to read the following I am critiquing this book solely based on the first 80 pages or so as I simply didn t have the will to continue any further.
There are some spoilers, but only for the first 80 pages.
Have you ever been sitting with a group of friends and one of them tells a joke and immediately everyone but you starts laughing And then you sit there looking like the stupefied idiot who s just not getting it That s how I felt while reading The DUFF So many of my GR friends have liked this, and I ve read many reviews proclaiming how awesome it is but I just didn t get it The DUFF has been blurbed by Elizabeth Scott and Simone Elkeles, both of whom are authors that I trust the o 2.
5 3 Over hyped.