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A blog for all my reviews, rants, thoughts, and whatnots. Well, yeah, pretty much. Also, there will be random posts about movies, music, and other mundane stuffs like that. But this will be mostly me blabbering, ranting, and gushing about my latest read. So, if you are one who finds bliss in sipping a cup of tea while reading a book on a rainy day such as myself, then by all means, read on! :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

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 Review:

The DUFF. This book is a wee bit similar with This Lullaby, which is one of my favorite realistic fictions. And that's saying something. 

 In this novel, we meet Bianca, a girl who thinks a man-slut like Wesley Rush doesn't deserve to be treated nicely. He's hot, yes, but he's also a colossal jerk. So when he started talking his charms with her bestfriends, Bianca did everything to make them repel him. She's not a fan of letting guys like Wesley get away with something, but because she thinks anything that has to do with him is such a waste of time, she did. That is, until he called her the DUFF. According to him, every group of pretty girls has a weak link, the not-so-pretty girl compared to her other friends. And that Designated, Ugly, Fat Friend is Bianca Piper---or at least that is only what Wesley thought of her at first. Despite herself, she ends up having an enemies-with-benefits relationship with him. And as frivolous as that sounded, she found herself falling for him when she found out that he's not as obnoxious as he may seem... ;) 

 The story was cute, amusing, and poignant at the same time. Bianca is every bit cynical regarding Wesley, and everything she does and says to fend him off is just hilarious. I enjoyed reading this book so much. Absolutely worth the read!

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