Teen Review: “Flipped” by Wendelin Van Draanen

This story is not only fun but interesting and told from the perspective of the two protagonists. Starting in second grade, one chapter is told from the perspective of Bryce Loski and then the next chapter is retold from the very different perspective of Juli Baker, Bryce’s nuisance of a neighbor. From the first time Juli sets eyes on Bryce, she is smitten. Bryce, on the other hand, is annoyed and more than a little embarrassed by her unwanted attention. This story shows the relationship over the years and all of the different, hilariously awkward life experiences they go through. Some involving a tree, eggs, and auctioning off boys and their basket lunches to the highest bidder. Through all of these laugh-out-loud moments, this story has a sweet, touching undertone that keeps you wanting more. “Flipped” shows you that not all things are as they seem.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 16

"Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen book cover

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