Well first of all… yes – it’s another one of those teen books/movies. You know, about teen hierarchies: jocks, beauty queens, greeks, nerds, blah, blah, blah… I have not read the book. However I have it sitting on my desk at home because I accidently found a movie trailer for the book a few days ago, while sitting and shifting through the black hole of bittersweet evil that is known as Youtube. It’s got MAE WHITMAN in it! MAE WHITMAN! Did I tell you IT’S GOT MAE WHITMAN!? And the main guy is pleasant on the eyes. BUT MAE WHITMAN!
Anticipated Release Date: February 2015
I don’t know why every freaking movie page lists the young lady that plays Madison first as if she’s the movie lead, but the book and movie is about Bianca – the supposed “DUFF.” Which means Mae Whitman is the female lead and not Bella Thorne (nothing against her though).
Hit or Miss: In regards to the book, it has a high approval rating, though there are some who dislike it very much. The movie seems like typical high school fare. But hey, guilty pleasures are nice to have. I have not read the book yet, but will soon. The movie looks like fun and the trailer uses this really really, I mean really catchy song that I had to look up. I really enjoyed the song and was somewhat taken back by the lyrics… but the tune … anyway I ended liking the song anyway. So movie hit or miss… it won’t be a blockbuster… but maybe fun to watch nonetheless.
The Book: The Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
Book Release Date: September 2010
Summary: 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.