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Thursday, June 7, 2012

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger (Review + Giveaway)

Genre:Young Adult, Contemporary, Comedy, Romance
Publication.Date  April 5th 2012
Published By:  Hodder Children's Books
WebsiteDavid H. Steinberg

The DUFF - Goodreads
My review copy:Finished copy received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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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.(Goodreads)

“I wanted to make sure you were fine...and that he was okay, too. You didn't, like, stab the boy, did you? I mean, I totally disapprove of murdering hotties, but if you need help burying the body, you know I'll bring the shovel.”
“Wesley Rush was the most disgusting womanizing playboy to ever darken the doorstep of Hamilton High… but he was kind of hot. Maybe if you could put him on mute… and cut off his hands… maybe—just maybe—he’d be tolerable then. Otherwise, he was a real piece of shit. Horn dog shit.”
“Bianca, whore is just a cheap word people use to cut each other down," he said. His voice softer. "It makes them feel better about their own mistakes. Using words like that is easier than really looking into the situation. I promise you, you're not a whore."

I looked at him, into his warm gray eyes, and suddently understood what he was trying to tell me. The message hidden beneath the words.

You're not alone.”
“Spanish, huh?" he said, glancing down at the scattered papers as he grabbed them. "Can you say anything interesting?"
"El tono de tu voz hace que queria estrangularme." I stood up and waited for him to hand over my papers.
"That sounds sexy," he said, getting to his feet and handing me the stack of Spanish work he'd swept together. "What's it mean?"
"The sound of your voice makes me want to strangle myself."

     The DUFF is probably one of the best contemporary novels I have ever read. And I totally did not anticipate it to be. I went into reading it without really knowing what to expect. I haven't read any reviews of this book prior to picking it up, nor was I especially pining for it. I'll even go as far as to admit that I was a bit put off by both the cover (which, by the way, grew on me rather quickly and I ended up adoring it!) and the premise. I mean, come on, how many of us get excited at the prospect of reading about an unattractive girl and a total man-slut guy, and their wild, not-really-friends-with-benefits relationship? Well, I certainly don't (OK, maybe I do, but only if you take the fat-and-ugly out of the equation). I expected something mildly amusing at the very best. What I didn't know, though, is just how big of a surprise I was in for! This book blew my socks off, made me shiver from the excellent sexual tension and spine-tingling chemistry between the lead characters, and, ultimately, left me speechless, exhilarated, and with a stupid grin stuck to my face for the rest of the day. Brilliant, clever, brutally honest, steamy, and choke-on-your-drink hilarious, The DUFF packs a strong punch for all fans of romantic comedies. An absolute MUST-READ!

“Wesley Rush doesn't date, he fucks - everyone, for that matter.”  

     Wesley Rush (or Sugar-Rush as I like to call him) has a theory. He believes that every group of friends has a weak link, a so-called DUFF. DUFF stands for "Designated Ugly Fat Friend". According to Wesley, girls respond well when guys socialize with their DUFFs, which inevitably leads to at least one happy hook-up. As shallow and disgusting as this theory sounds, it seemed to be working well for Wesley. That is, until he approaches the wrong DUFF. Seventeen-year-old Bianca is snarky, cynical and very assertive, and she considers herself way too smart to ever fall for a repulsive man-whore like Wesley Rush. When Wesley approaches her at the bar, trying to have a "nice conversation", Bianca is far from charmed. Things get even less civil when Wesley calls her Duffy, calmly explains the motives behind his sudden interest in chatting with her, and asks her to co-operate. Well, that's when Bianca throws her drink in his face and storms away, hating him more than ever. 

     But Bianca's difficult family situation forces her to look around for distractions. And what's a better way to forget about your family problems than to throw yourself at the hottest guy at school, losing yourself in 100% feelings-free, purely physical "relationship"? As much as she hates Wesley, she must face the facts: he provides a fabulous distraction from her complicated life at home, and before she knows it, she's completely addicted to the guy she still loathes with burning fierceness. 

      This book was beyond phenomenal. Every aspect of it, down to the very last detail, was awesome. Every single thing, from the beautifully fleshed-out, authentic, colorful characters, to the mind-popping chemistry between them, to the way the story unfolded, leaving me amazed, fascinated, and man... so turned-on! - everything was excellent and executed with perfection. Kody Keplinger nailed this book. She has given us a story with a clever and sassy burst of teen relationship strife that stealthily pulls you into its incredibly, overpowering magnetism. What can I say? This book is freaking HOT! Full of aggressive, passionate kisses, steaming-hot sex scenes, fire, sweetness, and top-notch humour. I absolutely loved the dynamics of the relationship between Wesley and Bianca, their bickering, the undeniable gravitational pull between them, the addiction and the thrill! Watching them slowly realize just how much they really mean to each other has sent many shivers down my spine and kept me fully captivated well throughout the novel. 

     Wesley was absolutely gorgeous. He was just the perfect mix of cocky, charming, flirtatious and hilarious. He was also a very complex protagonist, with such a huge emotional baggage and many problems of his own, and yet that part of his personality did not overshadow the overall wickedness of his character. He didn't get all dark and gloomy, you didn't need to worry that he will go all emo on you, he kept it all under control. Whatever struggle he was facing, he was doing it internally, and he managed to do that without appearing withdrawn, disconnected or cold. As the story progressed and I got to know him better, it became clear to me just how fascinating a person he truly is. Sure, he wasn't perfect, he had many flaws, but in the end he was just so irresistibly charismatic, confident, and, well, yummy. He is hands down my number one YA hottie by far. 

     The truth is, all the characters in The DUFF were fantastic. Bianca, too, was really great and I found it very easy to connect with her on a more personal level. I, too, can be quite cynical and snarky, and I, too, don't always feel like the prettiest girl in the room. Bianca's personality really shined through and elevated this story. Sure, she was mean and bitchy sometimes. Sometimes she appeared to be quite self-centred, as well. But overall, she was just a girl with very low self-esteem, who was doing her best not to get hurt. With all the stuff going on with her parents, she was slightly unbalanced and lost, and, yes, she might have made a couple of not-so-good decisions, but that's exactly what I loved most about her: the fact that she was perfectly imperfect. I don't want to read about perfect pretty girls, with flawless figures and cheerful personalities. I want characters that are authentic, even if painfully so. I want to be able to relate to their stories and get emotionally involved in them. And in The DUFF, Kody Keplinger delivers all that and more. 

     If, like me, for whatever reason you were staying away from this book, stay away no more! You absolutely have to read it. You can thank me later! 


Hachette Children's UK has generously offered to give away one paperback copy of The DUFF to one lucky Canadian reader!
I loved this book SO SO SO MUCH I am giving away an additional copy (open WW)

Open to: WORLD WIDE and CANADA ONLY (please make sure to let me know in your comments if you're in Canada or WW!)
Ends: June 30th
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About the Author
Evie is the Blogger behind Bookish. She enjoys reading many different genres, especially YA, Paranormal, Contemporary Fiction and Fantasy.
She loves talking to authors and is always happy to welcome them for interviews, and guest posts. She also likes spreading the love for awesome books and  chatting with fellow book-worms.
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Tara said...

I'm really glad you enjoyed this one, I've heard so many awesome things about this book!

I'm WW!

Lili said...

I have heard so many great things about Kody Keplnger! Great review!

I suppose I'll be WW. I'm from the US. lol

x) Ruty said...

I really want to read this book!
I'm WW!


Sušíí said...

It's an amazing book. I read it. We have the same opinion on it.

I'm from Slovakia.

Enbrethiliel said...


I confess that I'm a bit cynical about this, too, for the reasons you've touched on. I'm tired of all the totally-ordinary-girl-gets-hot-and-amazing-guy-with-POWERS-to-fall-for-her premise that has saturated YA Paranormal Romance, and by making the girl in this book downright unattractive, Kody Keplinger seemed to be asking me to suspend my disbelief to the stratosphere. =P

But since you liked it and since I trust you, I'll give it a chance. ;-)

By the way, you might be fascinated to know that Wesley's technique of pretending to come on to an unattractive girl in order to look good to her presumably prettier best friend is a classic pick up artist technique. And I mention this because I spent a lot of time reading their blogs (and related blogs dealing with "men's issues") last year, and I know that they would PAN this book without even reading it. The fantasy of the hot bad boy changing his ways for a non-hot girl is, they would say, just the female version of the male fantasy of having several girlfriends at the same time, all of whom get along with each other and don't mind sharing because, dontchaknow, he's such an awesome guy! LOL! Translation: It's not gonna happen.

Believe it or not, I've made some friends in that blogosphere and now think that I'd really like to do a readalong of this book with them, for some "He Said/She Said" perspective.

Enbrethiliel said...


PS -- I'm a "WW" entrant! ;-)

Deea said...

ZOMG you have no idea what a perfect timing this is for me! I just got into a crazy YA Contemp phase (as in, that's all I've been reading in the past few days and I never read Contemps) and I read Easy recently and after reading reviews and recs, looks like The DUFF will be the perfect next read! I love books that mix YA drama, friendship and complicated relationships, romance, snark and humor and... most importantly, BAD BOYS! Wesley seems yummilicous!

And great review btw, now I just want to read it even more! *fingers, toes and cat paws crossed I WIN*

THANK YOU for the giveaway! *huugs*

Deea said...

P.S. I'm WW (Romania). I got so distracted, I forgot to mention that!:))

Eva said...

I really liked the quotes and your description of the characters! Definitely sparked my interest. Also, thanks for making this giveaway international! Mark me down for worldwide, please. :)

Anna said...

Nice to meet a fellow Canadian blogger :)

I hadn't heard about this book but it certainly sounds like an interesting read!

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

I'm going to be honest: I've avoided this book like the plague. I've thought "it can't be THAT" good. But I trust your opinion, Evie, so if you like it...I entered the giveaway, and who knows, if it's meant to be, then I'll give this book a chance!

Heather said...

Wow, one of the best you've ever read?! I've got to check this one out then!

Angie said...

I'm WW!

This book is one of my favorites! I read it earlier this year and completely fell in love.

Amazing review, Evie! :D

Michele said...

I've heard a lot of positive comments on this book.

I really want to read it, especially because it's the kind of book I like :) Boy and girl who holds mutual hatred for each other.

I'm WW :D (Brazil).

Bonnie said...

I have to admit I've seen it around but neither the title or cover really interested me enough to look into it any further. Your review however has me wanting to put the rest of my contemporary month reads on hold to pick this one up right now. Seriously, I don't know what could have been a better endorsement of this book than your review Evie. :D

Patrice said...

I have only heard greeat things about this book. I too try not read too many reviews of books so i can have an opened mind on the book.


Mary Ann ♥ said...

Oh...The DUff I really love this book♥ Wesley..♥ he is so sexy lol...

thanks for the giveaway!

WW :)

Kulsuma said...

I loved The DUFF! It was so, so amazing! :D Fantastic review!


Randi said...

I've seen this cover around and honestly, was completely put off by it. I've been reading all of your reviews for Contemporary Month to get some new recommendations, so I couldn't help but read this one. After reading your review, I can't NOT give The DUFF a chance. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win. :)

(I'm WW)

Kevin Craig said...

Hey, Evie! Been following reviews on The Duff since it was first released. Glad to hear it so highly recommended here! Great review. Thanks!

I'm Canadian...just outside Toronto, actually. (-:

Hannah said...

Wow! Great review! Really excited to read this now!
I'm WW (US)

Inky@ Book Haven Extraordaire

Debora B said...

I've been dying to read The DUFF for a long time now. And even though this while I've been reading mixed reviews about it, most of them are positive and just make me want to read it even more. The story doesn't really sound all that unique, but I have this feeling it is. Am I making any sense here? Anyway, your review just proved to me that I need to read THE DUFF, for its characters, its plot and everything in between! :)

Oh, and regarding the giveaway, I'm WW (I'm from Brazil :D)

Llehn said...

I'm WW.


Mandy said...

I've read this and I loved it! Definitely one of the best contemporary YA's I've read!

Rebecca said...

This is a fantastic novel and I'm glad you loved it as much as I did.

I agree that everyone shpuld read this. Kody Keplinger is amazing :)


States of Decay said...


I liked the review, blurb, and quotes. I'm definitely adding this to my TBR list :)

This book kind of reminds me of Elizabeth Scott's Perfect You (which I love). The protagonist in Perfect You has a slightly similar relationship with her school's rake and like Bianca she's also dealing with major issues at home.

Thank you for the giveaway!

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

Sounds like a good one.

Lucinda said...

This is wonderful books. I like yours review.

I am international :)

Horváth Évi said...

I'm WW! :)
Thanks the giveaway! This book sounds interesting! :D

Fara said...

Lol. Love that review. This book is freaking HOT! with a red colour XD

I'm WW :D

Aleksandra said...

Lol Evie I love your reviews, you definitely have a way with words, they make me pick up the book right away :) and yeah, I'm still not a fan of the cover, but sounds amazing :) So, thanks for another great review & recommendation :)

p.s. I'm WW :)

bookworm105 said...

I've got this on my TBR pile right now and i am sure that im going to read this in one go! I'm also sure i'll love Wesely as well! So good that you enjoyed this!

(Btw i'm WWW)

Jen said...

I'm WW. I really wanna read this book thanks for the chance to win it:)

Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

I had not heard about this one before. It sounds good though. I am WW. I am in the US. Thanks for the review and bringing this book to my attention.

Rachel V

Cathy De Los Santos said...

This is absolutely one of my favorite books. What a great choice and thanks for the giveaway!

Cathy De Los Santos said...

Forgot to put I'm WW.

Madalina's Books said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway and for making it WW.
Awesome review. I loved the cover ever since I saw it on Goodreads :)
I'm from Romania (WW).

jesspoole said...

I have this loaded up and ready to go on my ereader, and I have been putting it off because I was only expecting it to be 'meh' but now that you loved it, I will have to get to it asap!

Library Lady said...

I've not read anything by this author although I have heard lots of good stuff about The Duff. Your review gives it such high praise that I just bumped it up the TBR pile!

I'm WW.

GFC Library Lady

marybelle said...

Such high praise. I had never heard of THE DUFF before this. A must read obviously.


Jetches said...

I am Canadian and I've been wanting to read this book for a while. I'm happy that you complete interview on not only new books but older ones as well. Love the review, love the book, love the author, love the giveaway

Melanie S. said...

The book is on my wishlist for quite a time now - I saw a review and immediately fell in love with the book. Can't wait to read it :)

I'm WW

Sašenka said...

I really want to read this book :) I have heard amazing things about it and the writer as well :)
I'm WW :)

Willinda said...

My friends are recommending this book to me all the time, but I am still not sure, if I want to read that much.
But thank you for the giveaway, I am international reader.

Sandy! said...

I LOVE Kody Keplinger. Her writting and stories are fabulous =) My BF read this one and recomended it to me. I'm dying to read it!

Amy said...

I've heard so many great things about this book, but haven't had the chance to read it. This is definitely a must read. I am glad that all the characters are fabulous. You have convinced me that I need to read this.

Bookie Bee said...
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Amy said...

Oh and totally forgot to put that I am in the US in my comment. ;)

Bookie Bee said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I have been hearing great stuff about this book!

I'm from US. So i guess that would be WW

Megan @ Unearthly Reviews said...

I absolutely love your review! This sounds like such a great book, I've been thinking about reading it lately, but, I just haven't bought it yet. Thanks for the giveaway and I'm WW. :)

Aniri said...

OMG Thanks for the Giveaway!
I'm WW(Italy).

Shamara Catama said...

I love your review of this book. Even though I had never heard about it before, it certainly seems like an enjoyable read!

Thanks a lot for the giveaway. I'm WW

Christine said...

I hadn't heard of this book before, but reading your review makes me definitely want to give it a try! Thanks for the giveaway!

I'm WW (US).

Alicia said...

I was seeing your tweets on Twitter with different parts of this book! It does sound like a hot book. I've seen other reviews on different Kody Keplinger books. I've been keeping my eye on my library to see if they get any of her books in so I can request them.

Thank you for the giveaway! I'm in Canada

sofiia said...

I really loved this book! It's one of my favorites books. I have read Th DUFF like.. I don't know like 4 or 5 times. I love it <3 I'm WW :D

Luisa Freiheit said...

I'm gonna admit I wasn't expecting this book to be very good. I don't know if its the cover or the plot in general, but I was surprised you liked it so much and now I really wanna read it!
(Btw, I'm WW)

Penny Pe

Angie said...

I'm from the WW

Ellisa said...

Well! looks like it's a great book, and definitely a hot one! I always think that the chemistry between the main leads is one of the most important things in a contemporary novel! I'd love to read this one :D
Thank you for the review! This whole contemporary month is truly making me excited :D Keep up the great job!

Btw, I'm WW

Lexie said...

Okay. Okay. You've convinced me. O_O I've been a bit on the fence with Keplinger's books--not sure if they'd be my kind of read, not sure if they'd be worth it--but after a review like this, well . . . how could I NOT want to read this? Complex, lovable characters, snappy dialogue, swoon-y love interests . . . yep, I've definitely got to read this one.

Fabulous review! <3

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iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

THE DUFF has been on my wishlist for AGES now, and I've always heard such fabulous things about it. I love the sound of this contemporary– the idea is so original! Thanks so much for the giveaway and the great review.

I'm WW :)


alicia marie said...

i really didn't know much about this book before reading your review. you did a great job of talking about all the things you liked in the book and pretty much convinced me i must read it now : ) great review!!

alicia marie said...

forgot to let you know i'm ww : )

blanshire said...

This book has been on my wishlist since I can remember. Hearing about Wesley makes me want to read it more!
Thank you for the giveaway!

I'm WW, specifically from the Philippines.

Romule said...

I really love this book. I read it once, but I totally fall for it. Kody is really great writer, she knows what exactly is on our mind. I just love her.
And I'm WW.

laceyblossom said...

I've been wanting to read this book for a long time! Heard great things about it :)
I'm WW

roro said...

I really want to read this book!
I'm WW!

gr8 review evie

Stéphanie said...

I usually don't read Contemporary YA but I think you might have convinced me to try this one. Awesome review!

Ivya said...

To be honest, I would never buy this book on my own, I heard too much bad things about it. Also, I'm not much into contemporary books.

But if I win, I'd definitelly read it, even just to make my own opinion on it ;)

I'm WW ;)

Sophia said...

I read this a really long time ago, so I don't remember too much, but I do remember the hilarious lines and amazing characters! Lovely review!

Carley L. said...

I'm from Canada!

I could tell I would love the book right from this quote:

"That sounds sexy," he said, getting to his feet and handing me the stack of Spanish work he'd swept together. "What's it mean?"
"The sound of your voice makes me want to strangle myself."

I really love relationships that start with quippy banter that speaks of underlying chemistry. From your review I can tell that I'll love the relationship between Wesley and Bianca. Any book that can combine romance with humour is definitely something I'd love to get my hands on!

uraniborg said...

Thank you for the international giveaway! I'm WW :)
Kristia Miltiadou

Judith-Pamela Ayimma said...

I'm Canadian, and I lust this book :D

nurmawati djuhawan said...

i'm in WW
never read books by kody keplinger before...and i want to (if i win this giveaway :p)
thx u...

Roos said...

WW from the Netherlands here.

I read and loved the Duff as well. Bianca was a very relatable character and Wesley was not your average one dimensional hottie ;)

The Story Queen said...

Um, woah. Your NUMBER 1 hottie? That is some serious praise, girl!

Ahhh, this book. The cover and summary don't really appeal to me, mostly for the reasons that you outlined in your review. I've read amazing things about it and your review is the icing on the cake. I am REALLY curious to see if Kody Keplinger will be able to change my opinions on this book. I know from her blog posts how she feels about some of the topics here but actually reading it in a story is a different experience altogether. Thanks so much for the review! <3

(I'm Canadian)


Sana said...

Oh wow, I freakin' love The DUFF and it would be simply awesome to win a physical copy of the book.

I love how cynical Bianca is and she was one of my favorite characters. And Wesley Rush is just so swoon-worthy. Sigh...yes, he is such a hottie!

I am WW.

Chrystal said...

I've seen this cover around, but until now didn't really know what this book was about. After reading your review... I am super excited to add it to my wishlist.

Entering for Canada Giveaway - thank you! :)

Lily Hunter said...

I've heard nothing but good things when regarding this novel but I've never had the chance to actually read it. Thanks for giving me a chance to read/win the book! :)

P.S. I'm from Canada...really close to Toronto actually

alipeli said...

I really want to read this book!
I'm WW!

Disincentive said...

I have this book on my TBR list and... Well, I think I could feel sympathy to this girl. I think she's similar to me actually, because I have difficult situation at home too and once or two I threw myself into 0% emotions, just psychical relationships. It sucked. I hope to have a chance to read this one :) I'm WW- Poland

laurafergs said...

I've heard such wonderful things about this book. So glad you liked it :-)

Fingers crossed


Spav said...

I've heard so many great things about the Duff that I can't wait to read it. It feels like it has been on my wishlist forever!

I'm WW

Veronika said...

I'm dying to read this book! I keep hearing the best things about it, and your review confirmed it's truly amazing! I added to TBR list! thank you for the review!
I'm WW!

Marmo said...

Wow ! Such a great book ! I really hope to win so I can read it too . I`m WW. :D

iloverocky27 said...

I'm WW

Love your blog, can always count on solid reviews! Can't wait to read this now that you have recommended it :)

starryblue said...

This book sounds amazing. I'm WW

Miri said...

This book sounds amazing! I already heard some good things about it, but your review definitely made me want to read it very, very desperately. Especially the protagonist seems kind of different, not like the most typical one, but still kind of like a girl I can relate to.

I'm WW. Thanks for this great review! DUFF will definitely end up on my to read-shelf!

Lettie said...

I've been avoiding this one two but it keeps getting such good reviews!
I;m WW :)

Tanja said...

It seems to me that everyone likes this book... so I have to read it too. The characters and storyline sound really interesting.
I'm WW.

Wolfswan1 said...

I have also been avoiding this book, I am not sure why though, Yours was also the first review I read for this book. I may just yet add it to my TBR pile.
I am WW.

Kelly said...

Again, I love your reviews. You bring the book to life before it is even read. Thanks for that!

Claire Frith said...

I always love your reviews Evie! Thanks for sharing because now I have added this to my TBR pile! :)

I am WW :)

Gaby said...

I love this book cover and am so happy your giving this book away. Do you know how long this has been on mt TRL? It's been on there forever and I would very much like to win :)

SweetMarie83 said...

I haven't read many reviews for this one, but after reading yours I'm absolutely dying to read this book. Hot boy, authentic characters, one of the best contemps you've ever read?? I clearly need to read this book NOW! lol Thanks for offering a chance to win a copy! I'm in Canada. :-)

Felicia said...

I have read this book before, and loved it! I adored Wesley! This book made me adore Keplinger's novels. I'd love a chance to win a copy.

Am world wide. (U.S.) Thanks for a chance to enter :)

AmelArmeliana said...

Thank u for this awesome giveaway. The story sounds funny and cute. I'd love to read it. And thank u for giving a copy for international fan. I'm International :)

Gem said...

Great review! I read The Duff back in 2011 and I loved it a lot. It ended up as one of the best books I've read last year :)

I totally agree with you; Wes is one hell of a yummy guy. I melted every time there's a hot scene between Wes and Bianca. LOL. Really, though. It's so hot and sexy, that I had to pause from reading - for quite a number of times - just so my heartbeat-rate could slow down to normal LOL XD

The Duff truly is a lovely read. It's my first book by Kody Keplinger, and I must say she left a really remarkable impression. I also love her other book called Shut Out and now I have my eyes set on A Midsummer's Nightmare. Contemp. Romance lovers are recommended to read Keplingler's books (if I say so myself). It's a must read!

from across the globe (WW)

Brianne said...

Thank you so much for sharing this great review and giveaway! I have been hearing good things about this book for some time now and would love to finally get my hands on it!

I live in the United States :)

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I have heard so many good things about this book, it really is about time I read all about the gorgeous Wesley!
I am in the UK ☺

Sonia said...

I really want to read this book, thanks for the giveaway 8WW!)


I already read it.. it's good book. :) But I want it at home.. :)

I'm WW :)

kathy said...

I love it when a book has complex interesting characters. I read Shut Out and liked it. It sounds like this one is just as good.
I'm WW (US)

Aline Tobing said...

Hi Evie, thanks for hosting the giveaway and giving us the chance to win :)

The blurb sounds great and I even more curious after you said the this book is probably one of the best contemporary you ever read.

I'm an international follower :)

Alice ♔ said...

Hey thank you SO MUCH for this giveaway! <3 I've heard absolutely amazing things about this one.

I'm WW. :)

Gorelenore said...

This was a wonderful review. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!


Gabrielly said...

I absolutely love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!
I'm WW!

Catherine Siborutorop said...

It's been on my TBR list for as long as I can remember! I'm VERY excited for this book. It really sounds excellent, great review :) And thank you for the giveaway *crossing fingers*

melannie (: said...

I'm glad that you clarify that he is a man-whore, I laughed out loud, for real... Sugar Rush hmmm HOT!

thanks for the chance!

WW ;)

Dinky said...

Wow! Awesome giveaway! Thank you sooo much for making it internationally (: I have The Duff on my wish list a very, very long time (and the other books by Kody Keplinger too). This book sounds really awesome and Shut Out and Midsummer´s Nightmare too (:

International - Slovakia

Jaime Lester said...

Well, I must say thank you to you for this review first off. If I had never read this review, I would never have considered picking this book up. Now, my opinion on that has changed greatly. So, thank you. It is always very interesting for me to see how young people with serious emotional baggage cope with their issues, or at least how they manage to get through each day. I gotta say, the way they handle it in Duff? Yeah, that's a new one! Again, thanks for the review!

Juliette said...

Thank you for the international giveaway! I'm WW =)

FireStarBooks said...

I had heard many things about this book. And the best contemporary?! wow! I must read this then!

I'm a proud Canadian :)

Read, Write, Read said...

I've heard a lot about this book and it's been nothing but good things. Your review really makes this book shine though and I'm more curious about it. I'm WW :)

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