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Kody Keplinger

  • 5 stars across 7 books

    Kody Keplinger was born and raised in a small Kentucky town. She wrote her first novel, The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) when she was only 17.

    Kody is the cofounder of Disability in Kidlit, a website devoted to the representation of disabilities 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. Kody's website is kodykeplinger.com

    '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.'

    The DUFF is now a major motion picture starring Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman and Alison Janney.

    5th April 2012

    Hamilton High: The DUFF

    Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is smart, cynical, loyal - and well aware that she's not the hot one in her group of f... More

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    30th June 2015

    Hamilton High: Lying Out Loud: From the author of The DUFF

    Revisit Hamilton High in this MUST READ for all fans of The DUFF - co-starring Bianca and Wesley. Sonny Ardmore is... More

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    28th August 2018

    That's Not What Happened

    Six survived to tell the story, but who knows the truth? The next hotly anticipated YA novel from bestselling US sen... More

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    6th May 2002

    Run!

    When Rashid Rashid's grandfather dies he leaves behind him his grandson with a major problem. Rashid does not exist in t... More

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    25th February 2015

    Hamilton High: The DUFF

    Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends... More

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    6th February 2014

    Hamilton High: A Midsummer's Nightmare

    Whitley Johnson's dream summer of shopping, partying and tanning on the beach has just turned into a nightmare. Becaus... More

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    27th September 2012

    Hamilton High: Shut Out

    The girls of Hamilton High are going on strike. Sick of the rivalry between their boyfriends' American football and so... More

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