Review: The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend (Book)

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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.

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

Let’s face it millions of us feel that we understand what it is like to be what they call a ‘DUFF’. I started to think that this book was going to be a classic unpopular girl, Bianca Piper and popular guy, Wesley Rush; kind of story. But there is so much more to the book.
Bianca is a girl who speaks out. She's over filling with wit and problems. Even though Wesley is jerk, he has his own problems.
Bianca starts using the popular guy, Wesley, to forget about her problems. Soon she see what she is doing is wrong and that she needs to face her problems. Poor Bianca, she seems to always have something going on. While finally getting the guy she that she wanted but then reality shows up. She has to face the truth, again. I enjoyed the wit and the love hate relationship between Bianca and Wesley. I couldn't help hope they would end up together.
There is so many lesson to learn from this book. Following your heart, being yourself and knowing life isn't far. These are lessons that most YA book seen seem to cover and they are ones that I believe need to be thought over and over.
This book also covers the power of friendship. The ride Bianca friendships goes on only made it stronger. In high school drama and fights pull friends apart; this book shows that friends can come over come fights.
With this said this book was a fun read. I enjoyed the wit and brightness of the characters and the classic twist on the unpopular and popular; also I can't wait to see the movie.

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