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ISBN13: 9780375825446
ISBN10: 0375825444
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Overview:
Julianna Baker flipped over Bryce Loski the first day he moved into the neighborhood in second grade, and now that they are in junior high, she's beginning to see him for who he truly is. Juli notices something different about Bryce the day she discovers him throwing away the eggs she has been giving his family for free every week for the past year. And on that same day, Bryce begins to see something more than the muddy-shoed, pesky little girl next door.

Written in a humorous and light style with chapters switching between the two main characters' points of view, this story will grab the reader and keep them turning the pages right to the very end. Although love plays its part in Flipped, the book is filled with twists and turns and is not a typical summer romance novel.

Things to think about and discuss:
1. Throughout the story Bryce and Juli have different points of view for the same events. What does this say about their different personalities, and how would you describe each of them? Why do you think two people who experience the same thing can have such different views?

2. Juli decides to stay up in the sycamore tree when the men come to cut it down. Discuss a time when you stood up for something you believed in.

3. Bryce's grandfather, Chet, helps Juli with her yard work and soon becomes her friend. Why do you think they are able to form such a strong friendship? Why doesn't Bryce have the same kind of relationship with his grandfather?

4. Juli's dad has been taking care of Uncle David since before Juli was born. Paying for the care facility where Uncle David lives is a financial burden for Juli's family, yet her father continues to keep him at Greenhaven. Think about what this decision tells us about Juli's father's personality. Do you think Bryce's father would act the same way?

5. Bryce hides the newspaper article that his grandfather tells him to read about Juli and the sycamore tree. Later, when Bryce finally decides to look at the article, he sees Juli in a new light and hides the article for a different reason. What do you think happens to Bryce when he reads the article that makes him feel so differently about Juli?

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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:
20030513
Binding:
Paperback
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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