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Kody Keplinger was born and raised in a small Kentucky town. She wrote her first novel, The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), during her senior year of high school. The DUFF was a New York Times bestseller, a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and a Romantic Times Top Pick. Since then, Kody has written two more young adult novels, Shut Out and A Midsummer's Nightmare, and a middle grade novel, The Swift Boys & Me. She is the cofounder of Disability in Kidlit, a website devoted to the representation of disability in children's literature. Currently, Kody lives in New York City, where she teaches writing workshops and continues to write books for kids and teens.You can find out more about Kody and her books on her website: www.kodykeplinger.com.
"[A] well-written, irreverent, and heartfelt debut." "Publishers Weekly"" Praise for "The DUFF" "[A] well-written, irreverent, and heartfelt debut." "Publishers Weekly"" "Kudos to the 18-year-old Keplinger for writing a heroine whose complicated relationship with sex is honest and heartbreaking. This for-more-mature teens novel deftly illustrates how even consensual sex can be emotionally destructive, and captures thoughts about self-image and the many different types of relationships. Expect to be recommending THE DUFF to friends for years to come."--Romantic Times "A complex, enemies-with-benefits relationship that the YA market has never seen before... Keplinger scores a first for a genre in which vampires and dystopian futures rule. Her snarky teen speak, true-to-life characterizations and rollicking sense of humor never cease in her debut."--Kirkus Praise for The DUFF A New York Times bestsellerA USA Today bestseller "[A] well-written, irreverent, and heartfelt debut."--Publishers Weekly Praise for "The DUFF" A "New York Times" bestsellerA "USA Today" bestseller "[A] well-written, irreverent, and heartfelt debut." "Publishers Weekly""