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ISBN13: 9780375825446
ISBN10: 0375825444
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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 everything gets turned upside down. And just as he’s thinking there’s more to her than meets the eye, she’s thinking that he’s not quite all he seemed.

This is a classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny new voices. Wendelin Van Draanen is at her best here with a knockout cast of quirky characters and a hilarious series of misunderstandings and missed opportunities. But underlying the humor are two teens in transition. They are each learning to look beyond the surface of people, both figuring out who they are, who they want to be, and who they want to be with.

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"Two distinct, thoroughly likable voices emerge in Van Draanen's enticing story....With a charismatic leading lady kids will flip over, a compelling dynamic between the two narrators and a resonant ending, this novel is a great deal larger than the sum of its parts." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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This acclaimed School Library Journal Best Book is now in trade paperback. This classic romantic comedy of errors is told in alternating chapters from two funny, quirky points of view from two teens who are each in transition.

About the Author

Books have always been a part of Wendelin Van Draanen's life. Her mother taught her to read at an early age, and she has fond memories of story time with her father, when she and her brothers would cuddle up around him and listen to him read stories.

Growing up, Van Draanen was a tomboy who loved to be outside chasing down adventure. She did not decide that she wanted to be an author until she was an adult. When she tried her hand at writing a screenplay about a family tragedy, she found the process quite cathartic and from that experience, turned to writing novels for adults. She soon stumbled upon the joys of writing for children.

Feedback from her readers is Van Draanen’s greatest reward for writing. “One girl came up to me and told me I changed her life. It doesn’t get any better than that,” she said. Van Draanen hopes to leave her readers with a sense that they have the ability to steer their own destiny—that individuality is a strength, and that where there’s a will, there’s most certainly a way.

Wendelin Van Draanen is the winner of the 1999 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Children’s Mystery Book for Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief and lives with her husband and two sons in California.

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betsymunoz1010, August 11, 2012 (view all comments by betsymunoz1010)
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to have a good laugh. It reminds you of when you were a child and this book entertains you the whole time. I enjoyed this book and I hope others do too.
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emmejo, August 18, 2010 (view all comments by emmejo)
At age 7, Bryce met Julianna. For years now she has loved him, meanwhile he can't stand her. She wants to be friends (and maybe more), he just wants her to GO AWAY! Come 8th grade, as Bryce's attempts to chase her off finally seem to be working, he starts to wonder if maybe she isn't that bad-maybe her even likes her a bit. But at this point Julianna's had it with his attitude and trying so hard to get him to like her- maybe she's just going to walk away.

I only found this book mildly entertaining. I really didn't think much of Bryce, and I found his behavior very childish most of the time (more so than seemed realistic for his age.) Julianna was a Mary Sue, the kind of perfect (yet out-there) girl that every tween girl thinks is cool and wonderful and wants to be. Yet she felt really flat and personality-less, like she was just a cardboard template for tween girls to put themselves into so they can imagine being her. (Face it, this book is not meant to be sold to guys!)

The concept is sound, and the writing is alright for teen chick-lit. It's just the lack of any interesting characters that made it frustrating. Every character in the book is a huge cliche.
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nguyen.amye, June 8, 2010 (view all comments by nguyen.amye)
The book Flipped is full of happiness, sadness, drama, comedy, and romance all in one! This book is definitely a book you won't be able to put down once you start reading it.
This book is very well-written, in a way that not very many books have. The author, Wendelin Van Draanen, used writing that shows you a view from both of the main character's perspective. Which makes this book much more exciting and easy to understand.
Flipped is about two young people who finds their "true love" in the most unusual way. It is about a young girl named Julianna and a young boy named Bryce. Julianna has a new neighbor who just moved in. Bryce is her new neighbor, whom she starts to like. Bryce has been her crush for many years now ever since she met him. But her feelings for him has been going on and off. Now Bryce on the other hand, thinks Julianna is annoying and weird, and starts to shun her. But Bryce's opinion off Julianna is also on and off.
I recommend this book to any age group since I think it would be very entertaining to anyone. Both boys and girls, both adults and children. There are many extreme cliff-hangers that makes you want to keep reading more and more.
Flipped is honestly the best book I have ever read. The title "Flipped" is not an exaggeration. It is literally FLIPPED!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375825446
Author:
Van Draanen, Wendelin
Publisher:
Ember
Author:
Draanen, Wendelin Van
Location:
New York
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Romance
Subject:
Self-perception
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
fiction;romance;realistic fiction;friendship;young adult;relationships;ya;love;middle school;humor;family;chickens;teen;coming of age;crushes;growing up;point of view;friends;family life;realistic;neighbors;contemporary;funny;girl;children s;crush;teenage
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Knopf trade paperback ed.
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.95x5.24x.49 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 224 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9780375825446 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Two distinct, thoroughly likable voices emerge in Van Draanen's enticing story....With a charismatic leading lady kids will flip over, a compelling dynamic between the two narrators and a resonant ending, this novel is a great deal larger than the sum of its parts."
"Synopsis" by , This acclaimed School Library Journal Best Book is now in trade paperback. This classic romantic comedy of errors is told in alternating chapters from two funny, quirky points of view from two teens who are each in transition.
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