Hey guys! I have another really exciting post for you today, courtesy of the guys at Hachette Children's Books and Entertainment One.
The Duff follows 17-year-old Bianca Piper, an ordinary girl with two best friends, a cynical outlook on life, and a particular hatred of the slimy (but attractive) man-slut, Wesley Rush. During a night out at their local teen hangout, The Nest, Wesley approaches Bianca in an attempt to attract one of her 'hottie' best friends ... but why Bianca? Because she's the Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend. If Wesley speaks to their Duff, he'll stand a better chance of bedding one of the two hottie friends, right? But things end up being far more complicated than just protecting her best friends from the man-whore and getting him to stay away from her.
Desperate for a distraction from a disastrous home life, Bianca seeks distraction in all the wrong places, and soon things are going wrong in ways she hadn't thought possible.
I'm reading The Duff at the moment, and I'm absolutely adoring it – Bianca's snarky, sarcastic and humorous voice really comes through in the writing, and I've found myself laughing out loud more times than I can count, and I'm only a third of the way through! The story grips you straight away, and I loved Bianca and her friends from the start. I'm looking forward to seeing where it's going to go next.
One obvious issue that the book raises is bullying, and more specifically, bullying because of a label. That's why Entertainment One and The Duff have joined forces with Ditch the Label, a UK-based anti-bullying charity that focusses on ridding the world of these labels. If you, or anyone you know is suffering from bullying, make sure to check out the Ditch the Label website for advice or someone to talk to.
- The first giveaway entry is free, but there are additional entries that you can opt for afterwards. If you decide to enter these, please make sure that you carry out the task for each additional entry in full before entering. This just makes sure that it's fair for everyone who enters.
- The giveaway is for UK and Ireland residents only.
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- The giveaway ends on 23rd April 2015.
All that's left to do now is get yourself entered! Good luck :)