I'd never heard the term "The DUFF" before I heard of the book with the same name by Kody Keplinger. Since we're highlighting Kody's book tomorrow, I thought we'd talk about this term.
In my group of friends, I think everyone thought two of the girls were beautiful and probably all the rest of us felt like the DUFFs. I wasn't fat, but I felt like it sometimes around my friends, especially when they'd talk about their chubby thighs and then I'd look at mine.
It's not a fun thing, to feel like the ugly and/or fat one most of the time.
The cool thing about THE DUFF is that it's not a really a book about a girl and her struggle with weight issues, though. Like, that's not really the focus. There's a lot more going on, and we get to know a girl who is struggling on a whole bunch of levels, and isn't that usually how it goes? There's family stuff and personal stuff and boy stuff, and they kind of run together sometimes because it's really hard to keep it all separate.
You'll hear more about the book tomorrow.
Readers who like THE DUFF may also enjoy THE EARTH, MY BUTT AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS by Carolyn Mackler.
So, here's what we want to know - did you have a DUFF in your group of friends?
Did you ever feel like the DUFF yourself?
If you asked your friends, what do you think they'd say? Is there a chance someone else, maybe more than one person, might have felt like the DUFF too?
One more thing - are you excited to read this book? We are!!