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.
The DUFF was one of those books that took me the longest time to get around to read—and clearly a very long time to get around to reviewing in any sort of way! I don't have a good reason for either, but it's definitely a good thing I finally got around to doing both. Why? Because this book is a fantastic read. Keplinger does an amazing job of drawing out all of Bianca's emotional drama, in relation to Wesley, her family, and herself. Also, it's just really sexy, so there's that too!
Review copy from publisher Little, Brown