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The Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

Book title/ Author: The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger Publisher/ Year: April 5th 2012 Hodder Children's Books  Genre: YA Contemporary  Series: No  Pages: 343  Rating: 4 stars out of 5
*This review may contain spoilers!*

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper knows she's not the hottest girl at school, but when school jock and resident moron Wesley casually refers to her as a DUFF- Designated Ugly Fat Friend- the gloves are off! If there's a thin line between love and hate then Bianca has crossed it.     She just never thought she was capable of breaking someone's heart...
My review
The DUFF is one of the first YA contemporary books I've read and it's a refreshing change from a paranormal or dystopian series.
I see a lot of myself in Bianca- cynical and snarky- so I could easily relate to what she was feeling quite a lot. She is also incredibly loyal to her friends, and from first impressions I didn't expect her friends to be that much, so I was r…

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: Book review

  Book title/ Author: Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Publisher/Year: February 2nd 2012 Quercus   Genre: Paranormal YA   Series: No   Pages: 329
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

*This review contains spoilers!*
Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. But every other day... she's not. Though she's not quite sure what she is on those days, Kali knows what she does- she hunts, traps, and kills demons, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures that threaten her world. But when Kali notices a mark on a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is                                                                 marked for death by one of these unworldly beings. And she knows                                                            she only has twenty-four hours to save her.
                                                       There's only one problem- it's the wrong twenty-four hours.

My review
First starting this book, I felt …

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins: Book review

Book title/ Author: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Publisher/Year: August 24th 2010 Scholastic
Genre: Dystopian YA
Series: Book #3 in The Hunger Games Trilogy
Pages: 455
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

*This review contains spoilers!*

"My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead." Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has                                                           been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are                                                             rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
My review
Although many people will disagree with me on this, I really enjoyed reading Mockingjay and felt it was a good end to the story that is The Hunger Games.
This book had less action as the first two, due to there not being a Hunger Games in this one. In some ways I was glad, as then I would be ab…


Hi guys!
 My name is Izzy, I live in London, England and I am a MASSIVE YA book reader. Reading is one of my biggest passions and I love everything about it. I have wanted to start a book review blog for quite a while, and now I have. I hope anyone who actually reads this will enjoy what I have to say about the mostly YA books I will read and review.