The Weekend Aesthetic is a new feature where I post book aesthetics every weekend. They might be of a book I’m currently reading or recently read or read a long time ago or one I consider to be a favorite of mine—there’s no rhyme or reason to it! For now I just want to keep it simple and feature all different kinds of books (but there might be themes in the future).
This weekend I’m featuring an older book, The DUFF! I actually just reread this novel this past week after I realized I’ve seen the movie more times than I’ve read the book (read my Book vs. Movie post). The book and the movie actually differ in some very major ways while still keeping the main message intact. I really enjoyed rereading the book, which led me to also pick up Lying Out Loud, a companion novel to The Duff!
Release Date: September 7, 2010
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
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 “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.
But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out 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.
Sam@WLABBsays:September 29, 2018 at 10:47 AM
I read the Duff and saw the movie, and they were really different from each other. The movie was a teen comedy that utilized the idea of the Duff and that’s about it. I did enjoy them both though.
Jordansays:September 29, 2018 at 8:06 PM
I definitely agree that they’re very different from one another but I think the differences fit the story well for their storytelling medium—more serious via the book and more rom-comy for the movie.
Jennifer Liangsays:September 29, 2018 at 3:58 PM
I watched the movie and found it really funny. Really liked the ending! DUFF is still on my book TBR though. 😛
Jordansays:September 29, 2018 at 6:55 PM
The movie is definitely different from the book, which is more serious but I hope you enjoy the book just as much!