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What the community says about The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
- "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."
- "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."
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- "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. "
- "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. "
- "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. "
- "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."
- "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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- "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. "
- "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."
- "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!"
- "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."
- " 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."
- "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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