Review- 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 "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.

I've been looking forward to this books release for quite a long time. The summary sounded witty and realistic. Let me just say here and now... The wait was well worth it!! I loved, loved, loved this book. Keplinger did an amazing job on Bianca's voice which was so clear and developed.

Bianca is pretty much the definition of a teenage girl: stubborn, funny and a little lost. We all have at least one of her many qualities. While reading it felt like I was listening to a friend tell me about their experience with this boy, Wesley. I found myself literally laughing out loud at some of the commentary from Bianca.

The relationship between womanizing Wesley and headstrong Bianca was just perfection. I loved the clash of their attitudes, they were so different that it made them alike. Which ultimately draws them together.

I really enjoyed how they were both using each other for their own benefits. At first it was very strange to me, them being enemies-with-benefits, but that's what made the book so unique for me. If they were friendly the jokes wouldn't be there or the confusion Bianca sometimes feels about their odd relationship.

For some reason I usually have a problem with how books end. Sometimes I feel the author leaves too many loose strings and the story just doesn't feel complete. This, however, was not the case in The DUFF. The ending was amazing! I loved it. Simple as that. It wrapped up everyone's story very well and I didn't feel like it was rushed and thrown at me all at once.

My favorite character was Wesley (it was hard to decide between him and Bianca). I had the most mixed feelings about him through the book. There was moments where I just wish he was real so I could smack him across the face. Then he would do a complete 180 and make me like him. He kept me on my toes throughout the book just like any good character should.

Characters: 5/5
Creativity: 5/5
Voice: 5/5
Cover: 3/5
Impact: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

This book was incredible in every way, shape and form. There is no way anyone can not relate to Bianca even in the littlest bit and whether one wants to admit it or not Westley is quite intriguing. The DUFF was a fast paced read that I just could not put down for the life of me. I had to find out what happened to these dysfunctional two teens. Kody Keplinger has an incredibly unique novel. It's perfection.

Get in a car, on a bike, put on shoes or whatever you need to do to get to the nearest bookstore and pick up this book A.S.A.P.


  1. Great review! I have heard great things about this one but have not read it yet. Will have to read it soon! :)

  2. Hi Kelli! Yes you must pick it up, you won't regret it :)

  3. I have had Duff on my shelf now for several weeks and still haven't gotten to it. Your review is quite passionate and makes me think I need to read it this weekend. Thanks for sharing

  4. Thank you so much for your positive feedback!
    You should definitely pick it up this weekend, you won't regret it :)

  5. Its great to hear that it was tied up well. I have this book on the way and I can't wait to read it.

    Visiting from Saturday Situation!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  6. I agree! This book is AMAZING! It's not often we get a character as headstrong as Bianca.
    Great review!

    Visiting from Saturday Situation, thanks for linking up on mine (or Lori's) blog!

    I'm also a new follower, your blog looks great!
    Candace from Candace's Book Blog

  7. Hey guys thanks for stopping by! I just love how stubborn Bianca is, she's definitely one of my favorite leading ladies :)

  8. Hey new follower here!
    just copped this book and
    Im glad it got a good review

  9. I want to read this book, so thanks for this review : )