Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - 6.30.10

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The idea is to pick a book that hasn't been released yet that you can't wait to read.

This week, the novel The Duff has intrigued me. I have a few writer friends who went to BEA and were lucky enough to score an ARC of this. Even though I work about 15 minutes outside of NYC, I couldn't fit BEA into my busy work schedule. I don't think I really need to say this, but I was very sad about that.

Author: Kody Keplinger
Release Date: 9/7/10

Goodreads 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 "Duffy," she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren't so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that 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.

What I think: What a refreshing idea for a book. Most main characters rival the good looks and popularity of Angelina Jolie. I can't wait to read a book about something an "average" girl goes through.

To learn more about the author, visit her blog by clicking here.

You can pre-order the book on Kody's site, or on Amazon:The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)

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