Review: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

by Wendelin Van Draanen

Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 13th 2003


Details from Goodreads:

Flipped is a romance told in two voices. The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski, she flipped. The first time Bryce saw Juli, he ran. That’s pretty much the pattern for these two neighbors until the eighth grade, when, just as Juli is realizing Bryce isn’t as wonderful as she thought, Bryce is starting to see that Juli is pretty amazing. How these two teens manage to see beyond the surface of things and come together makes for a comic and poignant romance.


I just fell in love with it and its simplicity and innocence.

This book struck me with its adorably cute, light-hearted romance and wholesomely philosophy, I mean sort of philosophy.
Well just seeing the cover and reading the back details of the book, you'll immediately assume that its just your typical boy-meet-girl puppy love story- cute and severely simple.
Ooh, don't that things fool you.
Yes, it is cute. Yes, its quiet amusing that they understand things at early ages, in short, they are darn smart [esp, Juli] and yes it is a good story with great voice and meaning.

The whole 'sum of its parts' is the core of the book and the author emphasis and explain it clearly that if you want to read this by kids, they definitely gonna understand whats the meaning if it and what the whole books saying to you. And the voices of two narrators are lovable with its humor. It gives different perspective of what they see from each other, the way he describe her and the way she describe him.

I thought that its gonna end at its bitter-sweet way but no, the ending is kind of . . . perfect. I'm not saying that its satisfy my want to see what will they become after that.
Its just perfect in its ending of new 'sum of its parts' ways they truly see each other and the sycamore tree that Bryce planted for Juli. sweet!.

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