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Magan: The Duff by Kody Keplinger

The Duff by Kody Keplinger Released: September 7, 2010 Pages: 280 Target Audience: Young Adult How I found out about it: It was on the recent return pile at my local library and I’d considered checking it out 1.5 million times before. Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library. Summary:Bianca is crazy tough and super critical; […]

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July 19, 2013 - 8:01 am

First Impressions: Paper Valentine vs. Shut Out - […] reading The D.U.F.F. by Keplinger, I have had Shut Out on my TBR list. You can refer back to my review of A […]

June 6, 2012 - 7:00 am

Young Adult Book Review: A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger - […] I read The DUFF by Kody Keplinger, I identified. I felt connected to the main character and really felt like I could tap into her […]

February 3, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Magan - Hey Jamie! I’d say you’re probably pretty right about the love it or hate it thing. I’m curious to know how you feel about it after you read it. You should definitely check it out. Be careful with the audio book… um, there are lots of sexytimes…

February 3, 2012 - 3:51 pm

Magan - I will definitely check out Shut Out. I really want to. I was definitely shocked by how in-your-face she was with telling the story. I am guessing she does a better job at relating to the emotions because she was writing about a person who was close to her age. She got it. Connected with it. I admire that a lot. I requested her newest book at ALA – hoping it arrives in the mail. 🙂

February 2, 2012 - 9:26 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - So I have a personal relationship with this book. It was my favorite read of 2010, after all. I identified with Bianca’s character SO MUCH it was scary. From her insecurities, to the most unhealthy ways she dealt with them. That was all of me. I think now that I am older and have moved passed all of that, it’s made me appreciate this book. I know what it’s like to be THAT girl. It sucks. I also know what it’s like to get mixed up with a Wesley for all the wrong reasons. However, my Wesley didn’t come crashing in to my house, confessing his love for me. We’ll just ignore my version of the story, haha. Anywayyyyy I love me some Kody Keplinger. I definitely think you should check out Shut Out. She has such an awesome way of telling it like it is. She’s definitely not afraid to approach those touchy subjects with teens. I truly admire that.

Awesome review! and I am loving that new feature at the bottom. Very, very clever.

February 2, 2012 - 6:28 pm

Jamie - Ya know..I have heard a lot about Kody Keplinger’s books. You either LOVE them or vehemently hate them. It kind of made me nervous to read them. Some of the things that people HATED about them were things that I too would hate BUT some of the things that people said they LOVED about them were things I would love. So you can imagine how confuzzled I’ve been. I ALMOST borrowed this from our library’s Overdrive system as an audio but didn’t. I think I’m going to next time just to see what it’s all about!

February 2, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Magan - Melanie, I agree! She did a great job being honest telling the story. I can’t wait to read more of her work. Estelle just finished Shut Out. I’m anxious to hear what she thought about it! Thank you so, so much for swinging by the blog today! 🙂

February 2, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Melanie - I definitely thought Keplinger kept it real in this novel, even though sometimes it made me wince a bit.

I’m stopping by after reading your review at GReads, Magan!