Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The DUFF by Kody Kleplinger

Page Count: 280
Published on: September 7, 2010
Published by: Little Brown/Poppy
Genre(s): YA/NA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Chick Lit
Source: Print: Paperback: Library
Age Rating: PG-17
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon

Twitter: @Kody_Keplinger

My Rating: 4.5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:

       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.

Hey guys!

       So...I started this around 2PM and finished it around 5:30PM...I read it in one sitting and I absolutely loved it! Well, I don't agree with some of the character's life choices but over all this was a very entertaining read. What first sucked me in was Biana and her personality. Her whole demeanor is so sarcastic,  snarky, and completely hilarious! The reason I kept reading was Wesley. He was hilarious, rude, stuck up, and intriguing. 

“I actually need your help. You see, your friends are hot. And you, darling, are the Duff.”

“Is that even a word?”
“Designated. Ugly. Fat. Friend,” he clarified. “No offense, but that would be you.”

       Bianca and Wesley have broken familys. Bianca's mom is never home and her father is an alcoholic. Wesley's parents just don't care and are never home. What surprised me about this book is that it wasn't only about the sex that Bianca and Wesley have. They've come up with a justified reason that they think it is okay to just randomly do it when they "need" to. They use intercourse as a way to distract themselves from the awful things that are occurring in their daily lives. I could understand their "logical" way of thinking, but my personal beliefs kind of influenced my rating. I also could relate with the characters quite a bit with the broken family aspect, as my parents just went through a divorce. It's a very rough process for a family, and Bianca being an only child it was even rougher for her I should think. I have sisters that helped me get through it and I can't imagine going through it alone. On that note, Bianca didn't talk about what she was going through with her closest friends or even Wesley, she just kept it inside and just tried to distract herself with meaningless sex. That made me sad. Overall I really enjoyed this book. It made me think and it gave me all the feels that an excellent contemporary should give you.

Until next time guys!