The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

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The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, is a New York Times Bestselling romantic novel by Kody Keplinger. The novel-turned-movie was published by Poppy on September 7th, 2010.
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  • Harry Chapman
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "While there's no one-size-fits-all kind of book for girls in college, "The DUFF" will likely speak to experiences common among female young adults. It should be enjoyable for anyone who is looking for a young adult, slice of life, romantic comedy story. The story takes place in high school rather than college, though."
  • Arjun Rathore
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Bianca is a troubled 17 year old student. She strikes up a love-hate relationship with man-slut Wesley. She kisses him and secretly likes it. Eventually, she starts having more positive feelings for him which makes her 're-evaluate herself and how she deals with problems."
  • Virginia Hernandez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book really helped my daughter to fit in. She has always been ackward and somewhat out of place. This book showed her that was OK and she should be proud to be different."
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  • Esteban Vázquez
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is an offbeat romance I gave to my older daughter and she enjoyed. The bully in this equation would be the male love interest with whom the heroine embarks on a course of hate-dating. The novel is ultimately light-hearted and fun, despite the premise. "
    Esteban Contreras
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is an important topic and the author covers it well. Everyone should read this at least once. There are many great reviews that support this."
  • Liliana Orozco
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "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. And eventually, through this realization, Bianca begins to see how harmful her unhealthy way of dealing with her problems has been, and finds a way to confront them head on. "
  • Anthony Williamson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Bianca is a grumpy girl who hangs out with the popular kids, but doesn't seem to think that she belongs when she is obviously not as pretty as everyone else. The book contains a good amount of swearing . There are a few sexy scenes but not many and while there is drinking it is only the adults. Probably Speak, Behind Closed Doors and giving up the V are better choices. "
  • Madison Elliott
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "good solution"
  • Victoria Ávila
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "For a young adult romance this book was interesting and the characters believable. Even though it is an older book it is still relative for youth today. I thought it was fitting and the title was apt."
  • James Greene
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend is a story that follows 17 year old Bianca Piper. She's smart and can detect liars in a heart beat, but ends up falling in love with someone she dislikes. It's an engaging romantic story and perfect for teens to enjoy."
  • Eugene Bell
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Overall. I really did enjoy The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, it was lots of fun and a really quick read. Most of what I had a problem with, again, comes down to my personal feelings on these subjects. However, I loved the writing, I loved Bianca, and yeah. I definitely recommend it, and even though I've heard the movie is quite a bit different than the book I look forward to seeing it."
  • Marie Phillips
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I remember when this book can out as a movie and was interested in what is was about. However after reading the premise of the book i don’t really have an interest in the book at all because the plot sounds very young and romance centered which is not a type of book I typically like"
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  • Jack Powell
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "My daughter loved the movie so I bought her a copy of the book one day. Even though she knew what would happen she couldn't put the book down once I gave it to her. She relates to the characters in the book so well. I am happy to see her reading for enjoyment and have The DUFF to thank for that. "
  • Shirley Garza
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This YA book has a narrow audience with it's high-school theme and immature lead character. It's predictable and outlandish, however it was written by an author who was also in her teens (she was seventeen and a senior during publication), so those in that age group may relate. It does have positive lessons by the end, although there is bullying and self-esteem challenges throughout."
  • Stephanie Barnett
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "This is a pretty good result for my search. I was looking for a novel I could give my eighteen-year-old niece that she'd relate to, and I think this is it. She isn't done with it yet, but I've noticed that she always has it with her and she has a hard time putting it down. Good call!"
  • Joseph Hunter
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A read about young people and some of the problems they face. This one is a little unusual in that it highlights weight problems among many others."
  • David James
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The Duff is an excellent choice for best books that every teen girl should read. It covers everything from romance, friendships, losing yourself, finding yourself and general hardships that many a teen girl encounters. Quite frankly, I believe this book is a read for ALL teens, not just girls."
  • Bryan Ellis
    Written on April 30, 2018
    " You can predict pretty much everything that is going to happen from the start of the book. It seems like a bunch of chick flicks/books combined... Bianca is a grumpy girl who hangs out with the popular kids, but doesn't seem to think that she belongs when she is obviously not as pretty as everyone else (which is weird, considering her mom lectures people professionally about loving yourself). Half the things she does in this book don't make sense. It's like she's just not thinking at all, but thinking too much at the same time. I understand that the author was in her teens when she wrote this, so the seemingly random actions of the main character compared with the rash decisions makes more sense. The random introduction to Wuthering Heights nearing the end of the book paired with Bianca's end decision seems also a little silly. It's like Keplinger really wanted this book to be an insightful, feminist, unique take on relationships in high school, but it ended up just being overly predictable."
  • Christopher Mitchell
    Written on February 23, 2018
    "My son is a big fan of young adult books. I spent quite a long time looking for a young adult fiction book that features eating disorders. A review I read highly recommended The Duff which is an excellent book. "
  • Anthony Riley
    Written on May 7, 2018
    ""The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend is a fun book about tomboys. This is a fun, quick read. I really enjoyed it. However, a very familiar plot, but nostalgia is always fun. Its funny and a self esteem builder."
  • Thomas Reyes
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is one of Keplinger's most underrated works. The DUFF walks through the life of a young adult and had me remembering the bad decisions that I made in my early life. The cynical main character quickly comes to realize her true place among her classmates and is driven into an identity crisis."
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  • Bobby Ortiz
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "seems good , not sure for adults so much though"
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