Whitley Johnson's dream summer of shopping, partying and tanning on the beach has just turned into a nightmare. Because Dad didn't tell her he doesn't live by the beach anymore, or that he's no longer a bachelor. He's picked up and moved to a tiny, lame town called Hamilton and gotten himself a fiance. A fiance whose son just happens to be what's-his-name from last week's drunken graduation party one night stand. Just freakin' great.
As if the summer couldn't get worse, Dad seems to forget Whitley's even there. She doesn't fit in with his perfect new country club family, and Whitley does what any kid lucky enough to go all summer unsupervised does: she parties. Hard.
So hard that she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a younger future step-sister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't 'do friends') and a smoking hot, sweet guy who isn't her step brother (yet) and who actually seems to care for her. It will take all three of them to convince her that they're not phoneys, and to get Whitley to get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.
From the author of The Duff - now a major film starring Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman and Alison Janney.
Whitley Johnson has been looking forward to spending the summer after high school graduation hanging out with her divorced father at his condo near the beach, drinking and relaxing. So she is dumbfounded to learn that he has moved to a boring small town and has a new fianc e. Adding insult to injury, Whitley s future stepbrother, Nathan, turns out to be her one-night stand from a graduation party. Get to know each other. You re family now, advises Whitley s father. Yeah, she thinks. Family who ve banged each other. Despite Whitley s anger, her bad habits, her feelings of abandonment, and a Facebook group maligning her, she makes close friends over the summer, becomes a role model for her soon-to-be stepsister, and discovers what her father is really like. In her third novel for teens, Keplinger (The DUFF) creates a wonderfully blunt, caustic, and self-possessed heroine in Whitley. While the ending is a bit drawn out, the story s emotional realism, Whitley s transformation (and acid narration), and the romance between her and Nathan make for a fiery and engrossing read. Ages 15 up.
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Great easy read
Finished this book in a day. Great read it was nice and easy. Could of had a little bit more excitement. The duff is the best of her books, still highly recommend this book.
It is seriously one of the best books ever! Humorous, funny, sarcastic and beautiful you couldn't have written it better! I have read this book so many times and it never seems to get boring!!!!😆😆😆😆😆