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Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. She says: “My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss.” He says: “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort.” But in the eighth grade everythin...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375825446
ISBN-10: 0375825444
Publication Date: 5/13/2003
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 95 ratings
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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mugndoli avatar reviewed Flipped on + 91 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
excellent book. the way it is written lets you see both sides of the story. this book would be extremely helpful for kids- it shows that something that means one thing to you might not mean the same to someone else. it also shows what happens when you do not speak up for what you think is right... good read! great story.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is a terrific read, whether by the young reader or adult. The title is apropos in more ways than one. The two main characters witness the same incidents, yet interpret them totally differently. Their perspectives and perception of events is quite different, yet they are inexplicably drawn toward each other. This is a wonderful book - I highly recommend it!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a really great read! I could not put it down! I took it everywhere I went, whenever I had some spare time I was reading this book. You can really relate to bryce when Julie is chaseing after him, and he wants to run, but then you can also relate when he ends up falling for Julie!! It also has a nice ending, with a little surprise twist.
skywriter319 avatar reviewed Flipped on + 962 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski's blue eyes that day he moved in across the street from her in second grade, she lost her usually intelligent mind. She spent the next 6 years chasing after him. Not 2 hours after moving into the house across from Juli's, Bryce knew she was dangerous. He spent the next 6 years trying to avoid her, and yet not being able to, because Juli Baker was everywhere, doing everything, often perfectly.

Their middle school years clash between a destroyed sycamore tree, Juli's homegrown chickens and their eggs, Bryce's widowed grandfather, and family problems and secrets. By 8th grade, Juli pegs Bryce as a shallow jerk. She is so over him. Meanwhile, Bryce sees something in Juli that he has never noticed before. Is it the way she talks about beauty and nature like an adult? Is it the way she reminds Bryce's grandfather of his spirited dead wife? Eighth grade will be one flipped year for the two of them.

This book is charming, funny, and well-written. Both middle and high schoolers alike will be able to empathize with the main characters and connect with their teenage language.
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Helpful Score: 2
My whole family loved this book. I read it in one evening, my son read it the next morning, my husband read it that night, and my son re-read it the next day. It's not a long read, but it was really a good story -- a sweet story. It's the story of the evolving relationship between neighbors/classmates from 2nd grade through 8th grade. A set of events is told from the perspective of Juli and then Bryce. Their very different personalities are well-done and it's easy to imagine both of these kids.

Interestingly, the movie is going to come out soon, which was filmed in my home town. My son was an extra in the movie, I had the chance to tell Rob Reiner that I was so pleased he chose to turn this sweet story into a movie. He smiled broadly and responded, "It IS a really good story, isn't it?"

So, yes. We liked this book.
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reviewed Flipped on + 1252 more book reviews
Occasionally, I read books I plan to give the younger members of my family. This was one and it's very well written with a believable plot that is appropriate for the age. It's recommended by several organizations and gets mine, too. Written from two viewpoints, that of a boy and a girl, it begins with two families who live across the street from each other and two young people growing up attending the same school. Trouble is, the girl falls for the boy but he doesn't like her. He's enamored by the popular girls. Yes, its complicated. Before I give too much away I'll stop here and simply say it's a read to share with those approaching and moving into their teen years. However, the book cover makes it difficult for the young reader to determine whether or not to choose this book to read.
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I really liked the book, but I thought that the ending was a little dull. In my opinion, I think the ending was a bit too abrupt. When I finished, I was like: ''Wait, what just happened?'' I think it could've been a little bit better if the book was longer. But overall, the book was really interesting to read--and amusing, too. It was fun reading about the chaotic middle school experiences of Julianna and Bryce.
sfc95 avatar reviewed Flipped on + 686 more book reviews
To me this is a real life lessons book. There is so much that can be taken from this book, from the two perspectives it is told from, the changes in life that bring you to who you are, the compassion for your fellow human being. All this wrapped up in a fourth grade level book that I am truly hoping my daughter will read. I think the book is spectacular, if it doesn't give you some self introspection then read it again. To me there was so much more than a budding romance between two second graders.


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