Books | Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Now a major motion picture! An irreverent and irresistible New York Times bestselling romance between the so-called Designated Ugly Fat Friend and the Hot Jock. 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.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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"i remember loving the duff when i was younger. i remember heavily relating to bianca’s character as a fat teenager growing up, and feeling like i was always the last on every list, but after rereading this book i absolutely hate the fact that it falls into every harmful trope in the book…. but also enemies to lovers"
"This book is NOTHING like the movie and my sister and I loved it. As usual the book was better and it did a really good job of depicting a real high school scenario."