Book Review: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Title: The DUFF (The Designated Ugly Fat Friend)

Author: Kody Keplinger
Series: None
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Chick lit
Released: September 7th, 2010
Published by: Little Brown/Poppy
My rating:   
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. (From Goodreads)
*My review*
Before I start with my review, I just want to let you know that this is my first ever blog review. I do write reviews on Goodreads, but just those very short one… so,  everything written here are my pure and honest opinion and I’m new to this. lol
Okay… I’ve read this ebook after reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I thought, I want more contemporary NA/YA chick lit, light read novels before I go for my usual adventure/fantasy reads. Then I remembered this one from Emergerd Berks’ vlog post on Youtube. The DUFF, the designated ugly fat friend. Wow! I thought I can relate just byhearing the title. You know, I’m not too confident with my appearance and all, so maybe this is really for me. And I’m not really a fan of contemporary light novels until The Fault In Our Stars. Uh, this is probably the fastest I’ve read a book. lol. Finished this in 2 consecutive nights while I’m reviewing for my exams. Haha!
The first chapters were good. I’ve finished 50% on the first night and I didn’t get bored. I liked Bianca’s cynical attitude and I almost fell in love with her character, AT FIRST. I also liked her being hard-to-get over Wesley Rush and I know they will end up together. Yes, cliches! But what made me give this only 2 and a half heart despite of having good reviews and ratings was Bianca, the protagonist. She’s supposed to be the “intelligent”, sore loser with low esteem girl. Right? But it didn’t look like that to me at all. She hated Wesley that much for being the man-slut school hottie. They’re not close, they don’t actually talk with each other in the first place. Until Wesley approached Bianca to call her the the DUFF. Bianca has problems at home and she looked for an escape. They had sex. She liked it. And it keeps going on. To me, even if you wanted to find an escape from your problems, I don’t think I would do it with someone I hate. I really hate. Well, if I truly hate that person. I don’t think Bianca hated Wesley. And I think Bianca just became a total loser when she had it with Wesley. Like c’mon. Wesley’s the bad guy right? But Bianca’s the one using him. For an escape. And then for pleasure. I just don’t like what she does. I have a problem. I’ll have sex to forget my problem. But I’m totally annoyed with the person I’m having sex with. What. The. Fuck.
It’s not that bad. Maybe I was just wrong for thinking that this one’s for me. Well, it’s not for me. If you love contemporary light novels, this is okay to read. But if you don’t like YA with a lot of uh, sex… well, try. But read on your own risk. 🙂
Question to those who have already read this:
Is it normal? For 17-year-old teenagers to do what they’re doing? If you get what I mean. I mean, I’m 19 and I find it so wrong.
If I accidentally wrote a spoiler content somewhere on my post. Please inform me. Haha. Again, I’m new to this. 🙂

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