About The Author

Kody Keplinger

Kody Keplinger is a 19-year-old college student and young adult author. She writes books for teenagers and strives to be honest and true-to-life.

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 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.

Books

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A Midsummer’s Nightmare
By Kody Keplinger

Kody is one of my favorite authors. Her writing is honest and she puts on paper many things that other authors are afraid to write about. I am not saying that this is good or bad; it’s just my way of seeing things, my way of enjoying her stories. The first two novels written by Kody are on my list …

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Shut Out
By Kody Keplinger

You know, this is a strange world we are living in. I always read some reviews here and there (about some books – not only this one) and I see people saying that [this] or [that] are not some books that they would allow their children read, because they include some cuss words or some sex mentioning, and THEN I …

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The DUFF
By Kody Keplinger

This was such a nice book! It was a fun read since the very begining. I loved the brief discusion between Bianca and Wesley, it was fun and entertaining. Also I loved the way both characters changed (so slowly) through the story – they started by hating each other (or at least Bianca says she did), then …

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