Duff — Designated Ugly Fat Friend — is the charming nickname that Wesley Rush gives Bianca Piper at the beginning of the novel. Of course, he turns out to be wracked by secret torments, but still. What a douche. Bianca falls for him anyway, initially using him for sex and then peeling away his layers one by one. Meanwhile, her own life seems to be falling apart at the seams.
If you can get past the Duff thing, it’s decent YA with a compelling main character. But sadly, I just couldn’t get past it. What a douche.
“I actually need your help. You see, your friends are hot. And you, darling, are the Duff.”
“Is that even a word?”
“Designated. Ugly. Fat. Friend,” he clarified. “No offense, but that would be you.”