Melissa Walker

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 Melissa Walker

Thanks for the secrets last week! The winner of Holly Cupala’s Tell Me a Secret is… Tatyanne W! Send me your address, T.
Duff-rgb.jpgThis week, I’m giving away an ARC (advanced reader copy) of The DUFF by Kody Keplinger. Kody is hilarious and awesome, and this book reflects all of that. It’s a really open look at one girl’s relationship with her own sexuality (and her friends, her parents, guys…). I barreled through this one in four subway rides — it keeps you reading.
To enter to win, tell me if you knew what the DUFF stood for before this book. I didn’t! But as soon as I heard it, I thought: Brilliant book concept.
Happy Wednesday!
PS-If you haven’t read Lovestruck Summer yet, here’s a chance to win a copy (and see me vlog once again!) before the August light fades… Thanks, Teens Read Too!

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  1. Ashley says:

    I definitely didn’t know what the DUFF stood for. I’m really looking forward to this book!

  2. JEM says:

    I had never even HEARD of such a thing, although the concept existed in my mind. I’ve heard great things about the book, but I’ll have to read it for myself :). It’s a tough topic, I’m really interested to see how she pulls it off.

  3. Taylor says:

    Haha no, I had never heard of it! But now the cover has pulled me in!! It looks so good!

  4. Bee says:

    OMG! I’m dying for this book. Please, please, PLEASE let me win. I want this so much.
    I can’t believe it’s another month till it officially releases!
    *begs for The Duff*

  5. Alanna says:

    I’d never heard of the term “The Duff” before the book (well, except for the whole “up the duff” slang term meaning someone is pregnant – maybe that’s just a UK thing though?) – so no, I didn’t know what it stood for. :)

  6. Bianca says:

    Oh my goodness! This is my number one book on my wishlist!!! Thanks for this giveaway.
    Nope, I had not heard of The Duff term before.

  7. Toreyy says:

    I had heard the term before…think I may have seen it on some sitcom before…not sure, but did know what it stood for…
    would LOVE this book….cupte, original concept…definitely a new subject that hasn’t been beaten to death yet! (*vampires*) *cough**cough**

  8. JenP says:

    I hadn’t heard of it before!

  9. Travis says:

    I didn’t know until I heard of the book. lol
    I’ve heard a lot of mixed things about it, but I’m still interested in reading it!

  10. Lauren says:

    I had no clue what DUFF stood for until I heard about the book. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  11. Nora says:

    I had no idea what a “duff” was before hearing about the book, although I’ve definitely heard about the general idea of hitting on the ugly friend to get to the hot one.

  12. Mariska says:

    I didn’t know what duff means before. And when i saw the cover, now i know what it means :)
    I would really love to have the chance to read this book ! Enter me in please :)

  13. I’d never even heard of “DUFF” let alone knew what it stood for, lol. Good thing the cover let’s us all know what it really means, or else I’d have to resort to brainstorming my own ideas, and they probably wouldn’t even make sense ;)

  14. Kayte J says:

    I’ve never heard of that concept so no I don’t know what it means. It looks like a great book though.

  15. babygirlG says:

    I thought it was the name of a dog!!

  16. Stephanie W says:

    I didn’t know of “duff,” but it makes me think of Mike (THE SITUATION!) from the Jersey Shore, and how he always calls the best friend of the designated hot chick a “land mine” (skinny ugly girl) or “grenade” (fat ugly girl.)
    Yeah… that’s a special show.

  17. Sarah B. says:

    I had never heard the term before. (And, MAN, I want to read this book!)

  18. Misha Mathew says:

    Please enter me if this is international.
    I never knew what DUFF meant before the book. I thought it was a surname! lol

  19. Diana Dang says:

    Honestly never heard of DUFF. Thought it was more of a nickname or so!

  20. Bee says:

    I just realised I never answered your question in my excitement about seeing this book! Oops..
    I only understood what The Duff after coming across Kody’s blog.

  21. Hannah S. says:

    I’ve actually never heard the term before!
    But a bunch of bloggers who had returned from BEA wrote stuff like, “Ohmygoodness, I snagged an ARC of THE DUFF!” and so naturally I looked it up. :)
    This looks so good! And I can’t believe that Kody was only seventeen when she wrote it!
    Love, Hannah

  22. Bhumi says:

    I had no idea what DUFF stood for before this book. It was a total surprise to me.

  23. Esther says:

    I’d heard of the concept, in my younger years I have been excused of putting it into practice, but I’d never heard it called The Duff.

  24. Anna C. says:

    No, I had no idea what it meant… had never heard of it actually. haha But I’d love to read this book!

  25. Brittany Clark says:

    I’ve heard the DUFF before. I am adopted, but before I was adopted i Lived in a Children’s home in Decatur. I was the DUFF for many of the girls there because they all had to treat me nicely because I lived with them and that was the “policy” but i was nothin more than the DUFF. But, i came out of it alive and it helped me to become a better person!

  26. Kat Werner says:

    I had no idea what DUFF meant, but now that I’ve seen it spelled out like that I realize that that is what I was when I was younger. Even know I can’t shake that “fat friend” feeling.

  27. Adrienne F says:

    No idea at all. But the book looks good.

  28. Chrissie says:

    I haven’t heard of it before – am I out of the loop? Definitely heard buzz about the book though!

  29. Monica says:

    I didn’t know at all. But seemns to be a very cool book!

  30. mitzy says:

    I had no idea! That’s so sad! the book looks interesting, i love the cover

  31. Raelena says:

    I didn’t know what it stood for until now

  32. Melissa says:

    I definitely didn’t know what the DUFF literally stood for, but the concept of some girl having an ugly friend just so she could look better wasn’t new to me. I didn’t seek out friends like that, and I’m really not sure of anyone who did, but the concept, that I’d heard of.

  33. angela says:

    I had no idea of what DUFF stands for

  34. teresa says:

    I had no idea!Thanks for the acronym.

  35. jennifer says:

    Yes I knew before.

  36. roger says:

    I had heard from a friend who got an advance copy, so i knew what DUFF stood for.

  37. joan says:

    Nope, had no idea.

  38. Lasha says:

    I had no bubbling thoguht, idea, clue or understanding of what the duff stood for. but once i found out, and read the summary of this book, i completely was thrilled about this book and have been wanting to read it. thanks for this giveaway! i especially love the cover of this book, and the fact that shes chewing what looks like blue raspberry gum!!

  39. Liz Savage says:

    I’d heard of something similar before but not the actual term the DUFF. As soon as I learned what the word meant when I first heard about this novel months ago, I really wanted to read it! Sounds like it will be really good! :)

  40. McKenzie says:

    I never knew what DUFF stood for before this! Actually, I had no idea the term DUFF existed.

  41. Sommer Leigh says:

    I didn’t know there was a great acronym for it, but I definately knew the meaning of the term! I couldn’t wait to read the book as soon as I knew what DUFF stood for.
    I was all, Yep. I’ve been there. Bring it on!

  42. Alice says:

    Haha, nooo never heard that phrase. But I’d heard of the idea before. Interested to see how it plays out in the book.

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