Book Reviews of The Flip Side

The Flip Side
The Flip Side
Author: Andrew Matthews
ISBN-13: 9780385901260
ISBN-10: 0385901267
Publication Date: 8/12/2003
Pages: 160
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Library Binding
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When English school lad, Robert is cast in the role of Rosalind opposite the crush-worthy Milena, the appeal of dressing as a girl and using make-up, and the attention that it gets from Milena quickly has him confused and questioning his assumptions about gender and stereotypes.

This is an amazing read. While it first seemed to be over too quickly, it accomplished everything it ought to. Personally I've never really understood the allure of tranvestitism among straights but this little book made it credible.

For such a short book, it accomplishes much. You'll geniunely like these characters, enjoy spending time in their world, and perhaps gain a new perspective along the way. At 147 pages that's not bad!
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This book was a little weird, but it makes you think, too. It tackles the issues of gender roles, and what it's like to be a confused teenager.
reviewed The Flip Side on + 138 more book reviews
When English school lad, Robert is cast in the role of Rosalind opposite the crush-worthy Milena, the appeal of dressing as a girl and using make-up, and the attention that it gets from Milena quickly has him confused and questioning his assumptions about gender and stereotypes.

This is an amazing read. While it first seemed to be over too quickly, it accomplished everything it ought to. Personally I've never really understood the allure of tranvestitism among straights but this little book made it credible.

For such a short book, it accomplishes much. You'll geniunely like these characters, enjoy spending time in their world, and perhaps gain a new perspective along the way. At 147 pages that's not bad! And in what other book can you catch a grade 10'er paraphrasing Kierkegaard?

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
― Søren Kierkegaard