Designated Ugly Fat Friend : A NoveleBook - 2010
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Seen the movie? Try the book, written when the author was 17, about a tough, intelligent young woman.
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Coarse Language: Swears are repeated repetitively in the book, especially the f-word.
Sexual Content: Bianca, the main charector, uses sex with Wesley to relieve her stress from her problems. The sex happens multiple times, and each time gets very in detail about what they are doing. Mentions of a blowjob. Starts to have sex with another guy besides Wesley.
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“No matter where you go or what you do to distract yourself, reality catches up with you eventually.”
"She thought I was one of Wesley's tramps. She thought I was a slutty chick he screwed around with. Wesley has told me that his grandmother disapproved of his 'lifestyle.' She hates the way he slept around. And seeing me in the backseat, she'd just assumed I was another floozy he'd picked up. I looked away, staring out my window to avoid seeing the expression of disgust on the old women's face. I felt hurt and angry. Mostly because it was true."
"Spanish, huh?" he said, glancing down at the scattered papers as he grabbed them. "Can you say anything interesting?" "El tono de tu voz hace que queria estrangularme." I stood up and waited for him to hand over my papers. "That sounds sexy," he said, getting to his feet and handing me the stack of Spanish work he'd swept together. "What's it mean?" "The sound of your voice makes me want to strangle myself." "Kinky." —Bianca and Wesley
'I think about you much more than any self-respecting man would like to admit...No one else makes me WANT to embarrass myself by writing sappy letters like this one.
Only you.' —Wesley Rush
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After the most popular boy at school calls Bianca a Duff, Bianca freaks out. She cannot get the word out of her head. Worst of all, Bianca has to deal with a whole lot of drama already as it is, so she ends up kissing the boy. Surprisingly, she likes it. She ends up sleeping with the boy whenever she needs a break from all the drama she deals with. But she soon learns that you cannot run away from your problems. They'll keep coming back to you.
Seventeen year old Bianca Piper starts sleeping with Wesley Rush, the high school womanizer. She's using him to distract her from her problems. To her surprise, they have more in common and Bianca learns to see herself and others in a new light.
Life isn’t exactly a dream for Bianca Piper but it gets nightmarish for the seventeen-year-old when her dad gets served divorce papers by her always absent mom and he breaks his eighteen years of sobriety. Bianca is ashamed and saddened by her home life and does her best to conceal it from her two best friends Casey and Jessica.
Suddenly the one person she finds herself drawn to is Wesley Rush, the arrogant womanizer that had the nerve to nickname her Duffy, based on her being the “designated ugly fat friend” compared to Casey and Jessica. The nickname stings, but spending time with one of the hottest guys in school makes Bianca feel like nothing else in the world matters, which provides an excellent distraction from her parent’s divorce. Wesley and Bianca initially start off as “enemies with benefits” using one another, but then Bianca finds herself falling for someone who may not be such a bad guy after all…..