The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

I've seen this book one to many times from the different book-blogs that I am following. I can't help it, this curiosity I have for abbreviations!

And so I gave it a try.


Bianca Piper whose story the book revolves around is "The Duff". This insulting nickname given to her by Wesley Rush, a boy she seemed to hate so much, hated with such passion.

Along with her BFF'S Casey and Jessica, she was the designated ugly fat friend. The friend who fends off for them, the one least good-looking, the last one to be noticed and the one set-up to make the two look better... or so that's what she thought.

On the verge of her parents getting a divorce, she searched for an escape. A release she only found by having constant intercourse with playboy Wesley Rush.

After a month or so... she's developed something other than loathsome feelings for Wesley. Scared for her feelings not reciprocated, being the duff and all, she immediately cut her ties with him and disregarded the feeling.

Or did she really?


I'm not going to be a hypocrite and say this book is not worth my time, that it's so cliche and artificial, that it has no educational value, that it's shallow, that the mature content is too much and that it's all stupid and annoying. I am not going to say those words by saying them.

Honestly, they might be all those things to me but I can't hold it against anything because I enjoyed the book! Yes, the book might be highly for entertainment purposes only, lacking thought-provoking-set-of-words and that revolutionary theme I am looking for but what can you do? I really did darn enjoyed it!

I was all over for that romance Bianca and Wesley had. They made me feel it, they made me feel the passion. The author's lack of imagination for things rather than the run of the mill YA novel low-self-esteem-girl-getting-the-hottest-guy-in-high-school, she made up for that talent she had for simply putting words in such fashion that you're able believe it and feel the emotion it conveys.

Though I wish she had a little more of that conservative touch.


The Romance Bookie | July 21, 2012 at 10:39 PM

I LOVE this book! Kody's other books are really great too! :)

Loraine | July 31, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I know, right? So teeny. I'll definitely check the other ones! =)

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