Published by Little Brown/Poppy; September 7, 2010
Hardcover, 280 pages
Borrowed from library
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.
- Description from Goodreads.com
Warning: This book is not for younger audiences!!! Like, really. It's not graphic but there is a lot of sex. Actually, I was telling my friend the other day how much sex there was in here and she told me that she went and read the blurb and it made sound a lot cleaner. Which it is not. Just to let you know...
I actually read A Midsummer's Nightmare, also by Kody, but since this is the first book she wrote and there's some itty bitty spoiler in A Midsummer's, I'm going to review The DUFF first!
Yes, it is about a girl who has sex with her so-called enemy and even though, the two main characters sounded terrible, I really loved and cared for them both. Kody is REALLY good at doing this and this is probably one of the reasons I liked this book. The book was pretty realistic and portrayed the troubles of being a teen well, which makes sense since Kody was only 17 when she started writing this book! (Awesome!!!)
One thing, and I might be nit picking, how DID Bianca and Wesley fall in love??? I mean, I love them together but they spent all their time having sex (three to four times a week, to be exact), how did they manage to even get to talk, let alone get to know each other and FALL IN LOVE??
And also, how did she NOT get pregnant? Doesn't Wesley sleep around with other girls??? How did he not get an STD and later transferred it to her???
And how did Wesley change THAT fast? It really was like zoom zoom zoom.