Hamilton High: The DUFF (Paperback)Kody Keplinger (author)
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Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of a man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush, who calls Bianca the Duff - the designated ugly fat friend - of her crew.
But things aren't so great at home and Bianca, desperate for a distraction, ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a secret enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly wrong. 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.
With a wry and tell-it-like-it-is voice, New York Times Bestselling novel The DUFF is a witty and poignant story of a teenager struggling with the rules of high school attraction, along with the breaking down of her relationships with family and friends. It is a novel about what it means to be sexy, in a world where we feel we have to be perfect!
The DUFF movie starring Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman and Alison Janney will be released on DVD in Summer 2015.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 28 mm
Kody Keplinger breathed some new life into the now horribly cliched idea of a love triangle by writing realistically flawed characters ... hilarious * South Wales Evening Post *
An earthy, realistic and compelling depiction of teenage relationships and self-image * Book Trust *
Sharp, hot, thoughtful, and searingly honest, The Duff is one of the best young adult novels to come along in a decade. * Elizabeth Scott, US author of the The Unwritten Rule. *
Written when the author herself was just 17, this debut novel has a bluntly honest edge ... compulsive reading, with a sassy heroine you'll find yourself rooting for against all the odds * We Love This Book *
Edgy and compelling. I couldn't put it down! * Simon Elkeles, New York Times best-selling author *
A well written, irreverent, and heartfelt debut. * Publishers Weekly *
Realistic, yet innocent at the same time. * Serendipity Reviews *
Compulsive reading, with a sassy heroine you'll find yourself rooting for against all odds. * We Love This Book *
An earthy, realistic and compelling depiction of teenage relationships and self-image. * Booktrust *