“No matter where you go or what you do to distract yourself, reality catches up with you eventually.”
Okay, weeelll I have a good few things to say about The DUFF and while I know I like it, obviously, because I reread it but my thoughts are still fairly unclear so this review may get messy.
I mean, I'm not loving the message that sex is something that can be used to escape from your other issues. Although, I'm a firm believer that whatever you do with your body is up to you and I don't think it's fair for us to judge each other on our sex lives. This being said, I like that the book deals with Bianca's insecurities of becoming 'that girl' or more bluntly, a whore or slut. Which I personally, don't think are real things. Though, the book kind of does give off that sex is bad and if you have lot's of sex you are a whore. Now, one of my best friends has a lot of sex but does this make her any better than me? Absolutely not. I'm not entirely sure that this book gives too much of a positive sex message.
But, being the sucker for romance and contemporaries that I am, I do kind of really like this. Aside from the not so great sex messages I do like the relationship with Wesley a lot. I am an absolute sucker for that kind of Wuthering Heights type crap and this gives me that. I also adore Casey and Jess, they are such beautiful friends and I love Jess's positivity. I aspire to be Casey and Jess, honestly, they are brilliant friends even when Bianca is kind of a bitch to them.
It's kind of a trashy read, one of those guilty pleasure reads (see, The Selection). It's quick and fulfils whatever I want to get out of a book like this. Also, you've got to keep in mind Kody Keplinger wrote this when she was 17, I know I couldn't write a book like this at 17. So given that, I'm pretty impressed. I don't have a lot to say for it though. I like it, it's trashy and reading it feels like a dirty secret but I like it.