Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Published May 13th 2003 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
224 pages
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

In alternating chapters, Bryce and Juli tell the story of their relationship, beginning in second grade when Bryce moves in across the street from Juli. Juli instantly develops a crush on Bryce, who does not reciprocate, and throughout elementary school he tries to avoid her persistent and unwelcome attentions.

In middle school, however, they both begin to notice Bryce's substantial character flaws. Just as Bryce begins to try to change, and to notice Juli's good points, her ardor starts to cool. Meanwhile their families, and their perceptions of their world, also undergo dramatic changes.

This was an easy and a simple read but you will be surprised how good this book is! The book is cute in it's own way. Since I'm tired of reading book series, I decided to give this a shot. It's been on my radar for months now and I heard that it was adapted into a movie as well.

The book started with Bryce's point of view and his version of their first meeting. Just reading the first chapter already caught my attention to read it all the way to the end. Each chapter switches narration from Bryce talking to Juli talking, so you really get both sides of the story. You can feel with the switch of voice how each of them reacted on different kind of events from the story. I think that's a good way to also get to know the characters more.

I love Juli's character. She's this weird but witty girl who will do everything to get her crush's attention. The only thing is she won't look beyond what her eyes are seeing. And this really remind me of my childhood days. That stage in your life - first crush, first kiss, first love.

Flipped is written in a unique way wherein it captures the readers with it's simple but meaningful narration. I'm gonna watch the movie soon! :)

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥



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