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Kody Keplinger

Forfatter af The DUFF

14+ Værker 3,680 Medlemmer 288 Anmeldelser 6 Favorited

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Kody Keplinger was born in Kentucky. She wrote her first novel, The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), while in high school. It was adapted into a motion picture. Her other books include LOL (Lying out Loud), Secrets and Lies, A Midsummer's Nightmare, Shut Out, and The Swift Boys and Me. She is the vis mere co-founder of Disability in KidLit and teaches at the Gotham Writers Workshops in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Kody. Keplinger, K. Keplinger, (Author)

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Værker af Kody Keplinger

The DUFF (2010) 1,740 eksemplarer, 152 anmeldelser
That's Not What Happened (2018) 473 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Shut Out (2011) 355 eksemplarer, 55 anmeldelser
A Midsummer's Nightmare (2012) 252 eksemplarer, 29 anmeldelser
Lila and Hadley (2019) 172 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Lying out Loud (2015) 163 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Run (2016) 148 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Poison Ivy: Thorns (2021) 113 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
The Swift Boys & Me (2014) 99 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Duff [2015 film] (2014) — Writer — 88 eksemplarer
Secrets & Lies: Two Short Stories (2013) 29 eksemplarer
Run (2016) 26 eksemplarer
Goldfish 17 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser

Associated Works

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages (2018) — Bidragyder — 493 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World (2017) — Bidragyder — 266 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens (2018) — Bidragyder — 201 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser

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DNF I really enjoyed the premise, wanted to at least, but this one just didn't hit right emotionally I felt withdrawn. Only made it through the first 100 felt like a chore to read. Kudos to the author for trying but so many times there have been tropes based on Columbine and this felt like a wonderful beautiful story but left with a monotonous tone both dull and lifeless. Maybe at some point I could re read this with an open fresh mind but for now this stays closed. On the shelf, shoved to the back.… (mere)
Dreynolds12 | 18 andre anmeldelser | Jul 10, 2024 |
{My Thoughts} – Sonya {Sonny} is an interesting character that gets introduced into this series. The book is mainly about her as opposed to her friend Amy. If you read The Duff you will know that Amy is the sister to the main character in that book. I think it would have been interesting if this book had been based on her as opposed to her friend instead she was only a supporting character. None the less she had important roles throughout the book that helped to shape Sonny into the character she was destined to become.

Sonny is a liar on all accounts. She knows the truth, she chooses not to tell it. She thinks that if people get to know her for who she is that no one will like her. That no one will be there for her and that everyone will pack their bags and runaway from her. However, it is the complete opposite, her lies seem to be what is pushing those she cares about away from her as opposed to the truth. Although, when you think about it, how could the truth when she shares very little of it with even those that are the closest to her.

Amy is a sweet kind shy person. She is everything she was in the first book in the few encounters that she was shared. In this book she learns to grow up, to stand up for herself and to be more true to herself. She comes a long way within the pages of this book and I would have loved to see her develop into more, but like I said the book was about her friend Sonny and not her, which I’m still not sure if I like or not.

The book is well written, like the first it has it’s funny scenes. It has it’s emotional scenes. I even almost cried some, I did tear up in a few places. If you’ve read the book you know the places I’m referring to. All and all I think its a nice sequel to a great book, but the first book will in my opinion always be better, because the original characters are the ones I fell in love with. Now that. that is out of the way, if you enjoyed the first book, I am certain you will also enjoy this second one.
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Zapkode | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jun 1, 2024 |
{My Thoughts} – I found this book to be extremely easy to relate to. I am almost certain that my High School self would have been able to relate even more, given what my High School experience had been like when I had attended. I can understand how this book has become so incredibly popular.

Bianca is your typical not real liked girl when it comes to the popular peers in school. She has two best friends that she believes are both much more sexy and attractive then she herself is. She has a snappy, snarky attitude that makes you fall in love with her instantly. She also is an extremely loyal individual to her family and her friends. She doesn’t believe in telling gossip on anyone nor does she believe in running after guys and falling in love.

Wesley is the popular man-whore in the school. He doesn’t chase girls, they chase him. When he so avidly points out that Bianca is the Duff in her group of friends, he changes they way she sees things. It is apparent that he hadn’t really meant to hurt her by using that word, but it did hurt her a lot and it takes a lot for him to come back from it after it’s been said and done so many times. He seems to think that everyone wants him, which is true to an extent, but he has so many hidden secrets that it’s hard to tell who he really is on the inside because he like Bianca hides behind a mask.

Wesley and Bianca come off as complete opposites. However, throughout the book they seem to find common ground and a common balance. One day they are paired up for a school assignment and everything changes for the two of them. Is it for the better or for the worse?
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Zapkode | 151 andre anmeldelser | Jun 1, 2024 |
{My thoughts} – Some books have the potential to really hit home with a lot of people. Some books have the ability to pull you into the story without you fully realizing it and keeping you there until the very end, then they leave you wanting more and more. This is one of those kinds of books.

It is written in the narrative of Lee, she was a survivor of a school shooting that had taken place at her High School. She was one of six. It tells of her life and what it was like after the shooting. Three years later and how her and the others that had survived were fairing. It tell’s of how her best friend Sarah had died that die and how the story surrounding Sarah’s death was false.

This book helps you to reach into the minds of those that were there in the past, and that are still there in the present. It helps to paint you an image of what each student that had both lived and or died were like. It helps to show you both sides of the coin and it introduces you to the fact that not everyone’s story is going to be the same. There will be similarities, but not everything will match up word for word.

Lee decides after three years it is time to set the story straight. That it’s time she tells everyone that what they have been believing had happened at the time Sarah was killed isn’t what had happened. That the eye witness account the police had received from another student wasn’t what had happened. That in all intents in purposes “That’s not what Happened.”

I have always wondered how a book could be written that would show a reader what had happened in the past, the present and so on to those that were there and those that had their lives ruined in a sense by such a terrible act of violence. This book helped to put a lot of that into perspective. What I enjoyed the most was how the book didn’t outright name or accuse the shooter of being anything other then the shooter. I like that the author left it up to the readers to decide how they wanted to portray him in our minds.

I really think that this book should be on every school bookshelf. That it should be mandatory reading in English classrooms from grade six on through the end of High School. I really think that children could benefit from reading this book. It helps to show them that even though things aren’t always great that participating in such an act of violence isn’t the answer. That sometimes it’s better to talk to someone then to take your hurt and anger out on so many people. Many people that get hurt or die in situations like this had never done anything to the individual committing the act of violence. In many cases the person doing it has the mentality of I’m hurting so I want so many more to hurt. More often then not though, they end up dead or worse in all these scenarios.

I recommend that parents have their children read this book, once they are old enough to. It’s well written and it helps to open up someone’s eyes about what happens during mass shootings. It helps to show that the victims aren’t the only one’s that are left hurting. that it’s all those around them. It help’s to show that even when everything is said and done, that life will and can continue on after for all those that are survivors.
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Zapkode | 18 andre anmeldelser | Jun 1, 2024 |



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