The DUFF is eighteen-year-old Kody Keplinger
's debut novel. She currently attends Ithaca College, where she's majoring in writing and finishing her second novel, to be published by Poppy in fall 2011. Kody invites you to visit her blog at ?I always felt like the ?ugly girl? in high school ? my best friends are insanely gorgeous ? so when I was introduced to the word during my senior year, I knew I was the Duff. The idea of writing a book with Duff in the title started as a joke, but when I realized that my friends felt like Duffs, too, I knew I had to write this story.?