chick-lit · romance · Young adult

The Duff – Kody Keplinger ★★★★

Blurb; 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.

My Review; Book one in the Hamilton High series. Main character… Bianca. The Duff (designated, ugly, fat friend). Or so she thinks… At the beginning of this book we see a quiet, shy and keeps to herself Bianca, but that is soon about to change as the unexpected happens. She falls for the last guy she ever expected to fall for. The guy who thinks he’s hot. The womanizer. The jerk.

Before she knows it she’s in. She claims he’s her distraction from life and ends up spending more time with him than her friends. Cue more drama… She finds herself in a love triangle with her actual crush thats she has dreamed of for years. Who will she chose? Can the womanizer Wesley ever change? Does she get a happily ever after with her crush?

The story also highlights the effects of divorce on these kids… Also looks into the issue of alcoholics. A brilliant read. An easy read. But good. Highly recommend. The perfect young adult, romance and chick-lit story. A well deserved four stars from me.

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