Thursday, September 16, 2010

Book Recommendation - The DUFF

By Kody Keplinger

Blurb from Goodreads: "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 "Duffy," she throws her Coke in his face. But things aren't so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley. Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that 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."

Okay, I get all the hype now. I devoured this book. One sitting. Stayed up waaaaay too late on a work night and seriously regretted it the next morning to finish this book. It's awesome.

Bianca may make some poor choices, but the range of emotions that she goes through are the same as every other teenage girl.

She is relatable, likable, everything you want in a main character. She thinks the way we've all thought at one point or another, and expresses it the way some of us only wish we had.

The writing is stellar, and the language is -- well, totally teenager. Some of the slang she uses I've heard my 16-year-old brother use frequently. So I know it's spot on. lol Really, this is a top choice.

Love, love, love, LOVE this book. Seriously. Go buy it.


Erinn said...

Yeah I would agree. Although I'm not sure if the buzz would have been as big if Kody wasn't a kid herself. You know? But still it was a solid read. I too finished it in one sitting, while crabbing.

LTM said...

wow! OK~ :D

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read this.

Sandy Shin said...

It's definitely a very engrossing read!