I decided to read this novel for four distinct reasons. For those not in the know, duff is an acronym for designated ugly fat friend. A smart, snappy pygmalion for the millennial age, the duff gives a modernized makeover to a classical scenario involving an outcast who tries fit in with the help of a goodlooking, popular. Kody keplinger was born and raised in a small kentucky town. The term the duff was basically part of the main focus of the book ever since wesley introduced the term on page 6. When wesley rush calls bianca the duff the designated. But soon after, she finds herself kissing the disgusting womanizing playboy at the same club, then beginning an intense sexual relationship with him after realizing hooking up with wesley helps her avoid thinking about problems in her life.
This genrebending series puts a modern twist on greek and roman mythology, exploring themes of gender politics, power and life in the underworld. Santos and jess skyler samuels, bianca has been encouraged to takepride in her personal. I happily hold my hands up and applaud young author kody keplinger for such an outstanding achievement. From then on, bianca was feeling insecure about herself and applying the term everywhere until she managed to overcome it towards the very end of the book. May 25, 2015 although the duff contains steamy scenes and a love triangle sure to keep the pages turning, keplinger addresses more serious themes, too. In summary the duff shares character archetypes, themes, and. Emotionally devastated after learning that shes secretly referred to as the duff designated ugly fat friend by the entire student body, highschool senior bianca mae whitman dismisses the cautionary advice of her favorite teacher, turns her back on her longtime crush toby nick eversman, and enlists the help of charismatic jock wesley robbie amell to help salvage whats left of. Although the duff contains steamy scenes and a love triangle sure to keep the pages turning, keplinger addresses more serious themes, too. At first, she is snarky and sarcastic, but she is loyal and caring to her friends.
She, along with jess and casey, convince bianca to go to the party, despite her hesitance. We are prowomen, proequality, and never ever shaming. I think the movie stays true to the themes of the book, and mae whitman is the perfect bianca. With mae whitman, bella thorne, robbie amell, allison janney.
Annoying acronym aside, the duff is one of the better highschool movies in recent years. A film based on the novel, also entitled the duff, was released in 2015. The scarlet letter was a book biancas class had read. Emotionally devastated after learning that shes secretly referred to as the duff. The duff makes timely points about selflove, body image, and modern relationships but falls short of becoming a teen drama classic for years, bianca piper mae whitman has successfully navigated the soulcrushing hallways of high school. I really appreciate what the duff stands for as a book.
Wesley robbie amell tells bianca mae whitman shes a duff designated ugly fat friend. Ken jeong, mae whitman, robbie amell, and bella thorne in the duff 2015. Nov 25, 2014 the movie the duff, starring mae whitman as the titular character, hits theaters february 2015, and today kody keplinger, the author of the ya novel upon which the movie is based, announced that. The duff is smart, sassy, and spirited exactly what youd want in a comingofage high school movie as long as youre ok with some crude, racy humortalk. Dont waste your time because, the fact is, i am the duff. The duff soundtrack music complete song list tunefind. When seventeenyearold bianca piper starts sleeping. Duff began her acting career at a young age and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the title character of the hit television series lizzie mcguire 20012004 and in the theatrical film based on the series, the lizzie mcguire movie 2003. We can already declare the duff to be the worst movie of.
Not that she knew about being the duff until the schools player, wesley rush, told her in a club and she threw a drink in his face. The film stars mae whitman, robbie amell, bella thorne, bianca santos, skyler samuels, ken jeong, and allison janney bianca whitman is an intelligent, suburban, white, american, selfrespecting teenage girl that. Cagan, based on the novel of the same name by kody keplinger with music by dominic lewis and produced by susan cartsonis, mcg and mary viola. Pissed off book fan why the duff movie didnt work for me march 2, 2015 books 16 comments. The duff by kody keplinger october 29, 2010 december 2, 2010 meg bianca piper has always basked in her camaraderie with casey and jessica, her gorgeous and blonde friends at hamilton high.
The duff book san jose public library bibliocommons. There are two intertwined themes of friendship and being the duff. The duff has the decency to acknowledge its roots in the great john. Many of the main characters go through some form of it. Adapted from a novel by kody keplinger, whose website says that she wrote the book as a senior in high school, the duff begins, in an apparent nod to the breakfast club, by informing. The duff by kody keplinger, published september 2010 by poppy. Poppy hachette book group 237 park avenue new york, ny 10017 visit our website at. The duff unfolds in the familiar terrain of high school according to the movies, bringing its particular lessons in survival to.
What i see in the bible, especially in the book of psalms, which is a book of gratitude for the created world, is a recognition that all good things on earth are gods, every good gift is from above. The movie the duff looks like it may win the award for most sexist and body shaming movie of the year. The duff by kody keplinger, published september 2010 by poppy read. She began writing when she was only eleven years old. The duff 2015 ari sandel synopsis, characteristics. The duff is a 2015 american teen comedy film directed by ari sandel and written by josh a. The duff was a yalsa top ten quick pick for reluctant readers and a romantic times top pick. Shes also way too smart to fall for the charms of manslut and slimy school hottie wesley rush. In the duff, a wounded teenage girl combats mockery. The duff touches on bullying, the power of social media and the scary way it can be used, and channeling our inner brave to face the world as we are. A companion novel lying out loud was released on april 28, 2015 and is set in the same world as the duff.
The duff mae whitman plays the designated ugly fat friend in this witty, sensitive modern update of pygmalion. And, like you i though what they did to toby in the movie was tragic, they made him that typical guitar, indie playing guy. The duff is a new teen movie starring mae whitman as bianca piper, a senior in high school told by her hot childhood friend that she is the duff in her friend group, the designated ugly fat friend. Bianca is the duff, the designated fat friend but only by comparison to her two modelgorgeous best friends.
By the films definition, a duff doesnt have to be ugly or fat. You see, i work in a bookstore and when this book was translated into croatian and came out in december 2010 it was one. Hiya here are my thought on the book the duff by kody keplinger. The duff has the decency to acknowledge its roots in the great john hughes teen movies of the 1980seven beginning by referencing the five high school types stuck serving saturday detention together in the breakfast club, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Feb 20, 2015 ben kendrick is the publisher of screen rant, the sites head film critic, as well as host of the screen rant underground and total geekall podcast. The duff offers laughs and life lessons to teen movie. The film stars mae whitman, robbie amell, bella thorne, nick eversman, skyler samuels, bianca santos, allison janney, and ken jeong. The duff, by kody keplinger, is a novel of transformation and offers the reader a myopic view of life as a teenaged. She was inspired by an episode of the simpsons to create a book on the five stages of dealing with divorce. Love at first like by hannah orenstein thankful thursday. And i know im not the only one whos ever been mad about this. New film the duff is based on the premise that every group of female friends has a designated ugly fat friend whose sole purpose for being in the group is to act as a gateway to her prettier companions. She wrote her first novel, the duff designated ugly fat friend, during her senior year of high school.
Cagan, based on the novel of the same name by kody keplinger. Downing cherry cokes and watching her two best friends hoof it out on the dance floor of the local teen club doesnt make 17yearold bianca piper feel good about herself. With sages soul in nicos body, the love of her life looks an awful lot like her. Kody is also the author of lying out loud, a companion to the duff. The popular girls can be writers and hackers, the football player is kind and sensitive, and the object of a main characters.
Adapted from kody keplingers 2010 book of the same name and directed by ari sandel, there is an underlying vulnerability and sweetness lurking inside the films main characters, which harkens back to the john hughes films of the 1980s. The radical notion is a feminist and social justice site for all. He is a member of the denver film critics society as well as the online film critics society with work referenced, cited, or syndicated on cnn, wikipedia, huffington post, rotten tomatoes, imdb, yahoo, and business insider, among others. Even if were the most gorgeous person on earth, there are times when we think were ugly and unattractive, and there are always people who are more attractive than we are. Seventeenyearold bianca piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesnt think shes the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. It is very different from the movie, delving deeper into serious issues and mature themes. Bianca transforms from cynical wall flower into a girl who is all her own. None of my other books have been optioned at this time. Read the duff designated ugly fat friend kody keplinger pdf.
The duff ebook epub electronic book the duff by kody keplinger for iphone, ipad txt format version, file with page numbers the duff by kody keplinger kindle edition with audio multimedia cd video hardcover new or used, cheap audiobook pric theres also other available format to download. Secret download the duff ebook pdf free theduffs blog. Cagan, whose script is based on the popular ya novel by kody keplinger, had read my mind. One night when all three are out, bianca finds herself near the school manwhore wesley, who proceeds to educate her on the fact that she is the duff. Her first book she wrote was the duff and it was published during her.
The duff seventeenyearold bianca piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesnt think shes the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. Teens have sex, use birth control, and worry about pregnancy. The book shows that even if you are dissimilar and have disagreements, friendship can last forever through the ups and downs of life. Many of the main characters go through some form of. Keplinger was 17 when she wrote the novel, which was released on june 7, 2011. Trailer january 24, 2015 kat impossible 10 comments in my taylor swift book tag i mentioned how much i was looking forward to reading the duff designated ugly fat friend by kody keplinger and now i finally got around to it. Hilary erhard duff born september 28, 1987 is an american actress, businesswoman, singer, songwriter, producer, and writer.
Designated ugly fat friend is a romantic young adult book about feisty bianca, who ends up falling in love with wesley, a boy she hates but cant help hooking up with. Feb 07, 2015 the duff designated ugly fat friend by kody keplinger when i first added this book to my reading list i didnt know it was gonna be adapted into a movie. The movie the duff, starring mae whitman as the titular character, hits theaters february 2015, and today kody keplinger, the author of the ya novel upon which the movie is. A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the duff designated ugly fat friend by her prettier, more popular counterparts.
Mar 02, 2015 the duff remains one of the best books in my opinion while the movie is the worst book to movie remake in my opinion, again. Long before i ever watched the duff, i had a secret beef with it. The idea of mae as an ugly girl is laughable, but both the book and the movie do a great job of showing how everyone is a duff. Yep, this is a real movie, produced by cbs films and for some reason costarring allison janney. The duff 2015 frumpy highschool senior bianca mae whitman has a rude awakening when she learns that her classmates secretly know her as the duff designated ugly fat friend to her. Publisher this does not affect my opinion of the book.
Im not even sure i can make coherent sentences right now. The duff stylized as the duff is a 2015 american teen comedy film directed by ari sandel and written by josh a. But quickly and convincingly, it becomes its own funny and fastpaced phenomenon with its own modernday charm. Side by side with her two best friends, casey bianca a. I just saw a movie based on a book i loved and it was terrible. The movie the duff represents everything that is wrong with. This title makes biancas head spin, and she goes into a small identity crisis. We can already declare the duff to be the worst movie of 2015. Especially when highschool manslut wesley rush tells her shes the duff, her friends designated ugly fat friend, and tries to cozy up to her in order to get into her friends pants. The film adaptation of the duff, starring mae whitman, robbie amell, and ken jeong, was released on february 20, 2015. When a smart high schooler learns shes the designated ugly fat friend in her popular clique, she enlists a jocks help for a massive makeover. They are good if we recognize where they came from and if we treat them the way the designer intended them to be treated. This study guide consists of approximately 42 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of the duff.
I remember the furor caused by the unflattering duff label when the book came out in 2010. Its a story about friendship and love, and you most. The movie follows a completely different storyline than the book. Following the harrowing events of elixir and devoted and the ceremony that almost killed sageclea faces a new reality. The epic love story of clea and sage comes to its thrilling conclusion in the final book in the elixir series by multitalented star hilary duff. It also undermines some typical teenmovie stereotypes. Diary of a pissed off book fan why the duff movie didnt. Download on amazon made in gold play on apple music made in gold play on spotify made in gold play on youtube. The theme of transformation is found through out the entire book. I know when this movie got approved, executives in the boardroom heard duff and thought, buzzword. This stays true to the book and its main theme of acceptance, which to me is the.1361 1569 684 522 640 865 10 1063 1571 1053 878 1564 1154 766 1006 202 537 87 1465 1560 73 11 506 1615 1408 580 950 1471 766 1190 575 168 1214 506 234 1373 77 1164 1376 1318 1108 1202 745 1402 1097 1122