Monday, January 26, 2015
Book Review: "The DUFF" by Kody Keplinger
This has been sitting on my shelf for a long time, but I'm glad I finally got around to it. I've heard that they were filming an adaptation of this too, and it actually looks like it may be coming out next month. So there's that - gotta read the book before the movie!
Honestly, I wasn't really sure what to think of Bianca at first. She's cynical and sarcastic, which I usually like, but to an extreme that made it hard to really embrace her. Wesley really comes across as a jerk at first, and I loved that Bianca threw her drink at him. (Side note - I have done that before, and it feels really really good.) They do have this chemistry and passion though that is undeniable.... and it was really fun watching them figure that out and decide what to do with it. Bianca also has these two really awesome best friends, and I always like seeing healthy girl-friendships written into YA novels.
Being honest, I'm going to say that I wasn't completely blown away by this, but I did enjoy it. It is also making me remember A Midsummer's Nightmare - as it is a later companion novel that I a read about a year and a half ago - and wanting to skim through it again.
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
by Kody Keplinger
Source: Purchased New