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Movie Prize Pack #Giveaway THE DUFF by @Kody_Keplinger #TheDuff @TheDuff @TheNovl

Movie Prize Pack #Giveaway THE DUFF by @Kody_Keplinger #TheDuff  @TheDuff @TheNovl

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Movie Prize Pack #Giveaway THE DUFF by @Kody_Keplinger #TheDuff  @TheDuff @TheNovlThe DUFF by Kody Keplinger
ISBN: 9780316381802
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on January 13th 2015
Genres: Dating & Sex, Girls & Women, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Soon to be a major motion picture!Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, a biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush, who calls Bianca the Duff--the designated ugly fat friend--of her crew.But things aren't so great at home and Bianca, desperate for a distraction, 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.


#TheDUFF – In Theaters February 20th A comedic snap shot about what it’s like to be a teen today

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The DUFF’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone’s DUFF.

I really hope that this movie captures the book!  It was one of my favorites when it first came out!  

 

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MY THOUGHTS

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*** yes, some spoilers here ***

Bianca is a witty, snarky senior, her mother is a motivational speaker, her father works at a computer repair shop and they are not getting along. She has extremely loyal friends that are both cheerleaders, blonde and gorgeous. Well, according to Bianca they are, Jessica and Casey don’t think that about themselves. Welsey is the school heart throb and bad boy with a love em and leave em attitude. When the two meet at the local all ages club, Wesley calls Biana Duffy and them explains exactly what it mean…Designated Ugly Fat Friend, Bianca reacts by throwing her drink in his face. And thus begins a romantic entanglement that turns out to be something neither one of them planned. Bianca is out to “use” Wesley for just one thing: sex with no strings.

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I am glad this book took on the issue of sex and love and how those actions impact teens today. I don’t think that teens are especially sexually active with AIDS and the spread of other STDs and this story actually says that if you are having sex, make sure it is safe. I felt so sad for Bianca when her parents were breaking up. Neither of them took her feelings into consideration and she didn’t open up at all to her friends even when they asked and tried to push her for answers. She instead retreats into what starts out as meaningless sex in order to fill the gap of her parents’ love. Except then the sex starts to mean something.

 

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I really wanted to hate Wesley but found that he had the same endearing qualities as Bianca. He was also trying to fix the loss of his parents (they traveled a lot) with sex. Bianca called him a man whore which was probably appropriate, but she soon realizes she is just as bad as he is. The whole premise of the Duff having sex the Hot Guy seems far fetched at first, but when you think about the size of the school (small) and they are such opposites, well, the whole thing just comes together and works. This book is best suited for older teens since there is language and sexual situations.

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One (1) winner receives:

  • Copy of the book (movie tie-in book cover)
  • T-Shirt
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Ends 2.20.15

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Comments

  1. Jessica Jett says

    I have not read The Duff but it’s been on my to-read list for a while so hopefully I can change that before I see the movie.
    Thank you for the chance! 🙂

  2. says

    I haven’t although I’ve heard nothing but good things about it way back I’m really excited for the movie the cast and storyline seems very funny and fresh I really like that! I find it a bit weird though coz last year when I went to orlando and pose with the duff merch. from the simpsons at the same time I really feel like and it’s almost like Designated Ugly Fat Friend type as well lol :))

  3. raquel m. says

    No, I have not read the book. I do want to watch the movie. Robbie Amell was great in the CW’s The Tomorrow People.

  4. Tammy V. says

    My daughter and I read it together. It was a very good book. I hope the movie is in the line of John Hughes’ type movies.

  5. Lasha says

    Yes!! I have read the Duff and it is magnificent!! It is all kinds of amazing! It is so wonderful in every way!!!

  6. says

    I have read The DUFF, several years ago. I know I enjoyed it but I seriously need to read it again. I’m excited for the movie. Looks great. Thanks!

  7. Rachelle says

    Yes, I have. And I’m a little scared about the movie. I think it would have been fantastic if they would have stuck to the book. The stereotypical mean girls in the movie is my main issue though. But Robbie Amell is hot, so there’s that. 😉

  8. Nichole H says

    I have not read DUFF yet! I got it at the library at one point but since I get a million at a time and always need to return some I returned it and haven’t picked it back up yet. 🙁 Hoping to read it soon though! ^-^

  9. Markella says

    I am so excited for this movie! I just got the book out of the library and I surprisingly liked it. I don’t read much contemporary but I like to read books before seeing their movies. I’m most interested to see if Bella Thorne’s character will be a good addition or not since that’s not in the book. It seems like the mean hot girl is so overdone. I liked the female friendships so I hope that doesn’t ruin the dynamic. I would love to win the book and shirt!

  10. says

    I started reading it but I didn’t get to finish it because I checked it out from the library and I really want to finish reading it before I see the movie so I’d love to win this
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  11. Stephanie Grant says

    I have not yet read the book but after reading about the movie I’m going to have to pick up a copy of the book soon!