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A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
the basics*Title:* A Wicked Thing
*Author: *Rhiannon Thomas
*Series: *A Wicked Thing #1
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Friday, 18 February 2011
Review for 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 “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."
The DUFF. Designated, Ugly, Fat, Friend. According to man whore Wesley every group of friends has one, a weak link, a girl who isn’t as hot as her friends, a girl who lets the team down. Well shoot Kody Keplinger has struck gold writing a book about the Duff you know why? Because every single girl in the world feels like a Duff. Every girl looks at her friends and feels like she doesn’t measure up and that’s why everybody’s going to love this book and our heroine Bianca, because there’s a part in all of us that believes were the Duff, we can all relate.
I loved this book. I loved the honesty of Kody Keplinger’s writing. In this book girls are insecure, in this book girls have casual sex to make themselves feel better and in this book each character has something going on with them that makes their lives less than perfect. The Duff tackles so many issues but above all it’s a story about friendship, body image, and facing up to our fears. I loved how Kody Keplinger wasn’t afraid to take on the big stuff. She writes about the good the bad and the ugly not shying away from anything making The Duff a very realistic and therefore a very relatable read.
I loved all of the characters but my favourite has to be Wesley. When I first started reading I wasn’t sure how much I was going to like him what with him nicknaming Bianca the Duff and being a man whore and all, but I really liked him straight from the beginning and I grew to like him more and more as the book went on. B is exactly the type of heroine I love. She’s cynical and smart, funny and loyal- definitely book BFF material. I also really liked the secondary characters especially Bianca’s best friends Casey and Jessica. The characters were all really well developed and I enjoyed reading about B’s complicated relationships with them.
The DUFF is an original, honest, edgy read that has some important lessons to offer readers about body image, sex and facing up to reality however difficult it may be. I can’t wait to see what else Kody Keplinger has to offer us and in the meantime will be recommending this to everyone.
My Rating 4.5/5 stars Synopsis taken from goodreads