Friday, September 3, 2010
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. A
"Juli Baker devoutly believes in three things: the sanctity of trees (especially her beloved sycamore), the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens, and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. Ever since she saw Bryce's baby blues back in second grade, Juli has been smitten. Unfortunately, Bryce has never felt the same. Frankly, he thinks Juli Baker is a little weird--after all, what kind of freak raises chickens and sits in trees for fun? Then, in eighth grade, everything changes. Bryce begins to see that Juli's unusual interests and pride in her family are, well, kind of cool. And Juli starts to think that maybe Bryce's brilliant blue eyes are as empty as the rest of Bryce seems to be. After all, what kind of jerk doesn't care about other people's feelings about chickens and trees?"
-Back of the book.
This was an adorable book! It's funny because you do think Juli is weird in Bryce's point of view and you think Bryce is a jerk in Juli's point of view. I recommend this book to middle school. 7th graders especially because it's a perfect coming of age story.. Read it soon because the new movie well be released soon and you HAVE to ALWAYS read the book before you see the movie! It makes it funner.