Honestly, I thought I'd be upset. I mean, what woman WANTS to gain weight? Especially since I'm no stick figure to begin with. But ya know what? I don't care. The food was AMAZING. Filet Mignon AND lobster ravioli for dinner--why not? Would I like to start off with a pumpkin risotto and a guavaberry colada (my new favorite drink)--sure. Dessert too? Throw it on. I don't care. And why don't I care? Because I'm DUFF enough, and I won't let poor body image ruin my good time. (like my plug? hehe)
For those of you who haven't heard the good word on The DUFF yet, let me give you the skinny (er, whatever). It stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend. Despite the giggle that probably elicited from you (as it did me the first time I heard the term), it's actually pretty terrible. This is a term that is being USED to degrade girls everywhere. And I remember feeling that way BEFORE it had a name...now imagine actually having a label? Eek.
So the talented teen, Kody Keplinger decided to take the term back in her debut YA novel, The DUFF, which (as I learned upon my return) is already in stores! (Although the official pub date is 9/7/10). I can't help myself...I've already bought two copies and given them away. Every girl, heck, every woman should read this if they've ever felt like the DUFF in their group of friends. And here's the thing...everyone usually has at one point, no matter WHAT you look like.
And here's a chance to win a copy on Kody's Blog in her Are You Duff Enough? contest...so head over there quick! The NCLit Blog will be doing their own double-giveaway of The DUFF and Lee Nichol's DECEPTION at the end of the month, so you'll have two chances to win.