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    amysisson: "Flipped" tells the same events from two different perspectives, with earnest and real teen POV. "Totally Joe" has only one perspective but with a creative format -- and with the other books in this series, you do get that multiple POV. Both highly recommended.… (more)
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"Maybe there is more to Bryce Loski than I know. Maybe it's time to meet him in the proper light." I can't even put into words the total cuteness of this book!!! It's such a light and wonderful read that's gonna leave you smiling all throughout. In short, I FLIPPED over this book! :) ( )
  PamZaragoza | Jun 27, 2014 |
I struggled to adapt to the voice(s) of this book, at first--the style is a little juvenile in the beginning, purposefully. Having just read something distinctly feminine and more mature, it was a bit of a shift, and I wasn't sure I was going to like the book, but I found myself curious about what would happen with the characters. I got used to their voices quickly once I picked it back up, and I found I enjoyed the story quite a lot. Juli and her family are lovely people. If anything, I thought it was a little short.

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  fefferbooks | May 12, 2014 |
Juli was the first one who flipped towards Bryce. A liking she felt since the very first time she saw Bryce when they were both seven years old. She held on to her feelings until eighth grade, when she finally realized that Bryce isn’t really as breathtaking as she believed him to be. On the other hand, the same time that Juli is starting to drift away, Bryce suddenly realized that Juli is truly wonderful. A story of young love told in a way that would somehow remind us of our own. ( )
  snapsandreads | Mar 29, 2014 |
3.5 Stars

This was such a cute read :) I wish we saw a bit more of Bryce redeeming himself though, as I still wasn't satisfied with his efforts at the end! (Yeah, maybe I am being hard on the poor kid.) I do know some people liked the unusual and impacting ending and, for the most part, I did too! I still really liked Bryce's character, and I especially liked the grandpa! I can't wait to see the movie. ( )
  Emily_Anne | Mar 16, 2014 |
Juli Baker is the weird girl. She has always lived in the same house. She is used to things staying the same. Then, Bryce moves in down the street. Juli is infatuated with him from the start. He has beautiful eyes, so she wants to get to know him and hang out all the time. But Bryce doesn't feel the same. He believes she is the weird girl and he doesn't want to be seen with her.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I cried. A lot. I had a similar sentimentality to Juli's that seems to come with childhood. She loves her giant oak tree, but the city wants to cut it down. So, of course, she climbs it and sits there until the city makes her come down. Bryce witnesses every upsetting thing that happens to her yet doesn't do anything to help her until the end.

Flipped is a beautiful story of coming to grips with individuality. It isn't always easy being someone different. There are people out there who will do anything to bring you down. Juli and Bryce have a complicated relationship and the resolution is sad but beautiful.

I would recommend this to anyone that has children whom they feel are a bit different than everyone else- boy or girl. I could have used this book when I was younger. But now, it is quite an eye-opener to see how young people and even adults treat children who are unique. ( )
  MakaelaT | Dec 15, 2013 |
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Dedicated with infinite love to Colton and Connor, who make me feel like so much more than the sum of my parts.
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All I've ever wanted is for Juli Baker to leave me alone.
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One's character is set at an early age, son. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life.
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My mom didn't understand why it was so awful that 'that cute little girl' had held my hand. She thought I should be friends with her. "You like soccer. Why don't you go out there and kick the ball around?" Because I didn't want to be kicked around, that's why. And although I couldn't say it like that at the time, I still had enough sense at age seven and a half to know that Julianna Baker was dangerous.

What did a kiss feel like anyway? Somehow I knew it wouldn't be like the one I got from Mom or Dad at bedtime. The same species, maybe, but a radically different beast. Like a wolf and a whippet. Only science would put them on the same tree. Looking back, I like to think it was at least partly scientific curiosity that made me chase after that kiss, but it was probably more those blue eyes.
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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? With Flipped, mystery author Wendelin Van Draanen has taken a break from her Sammy Keyes series, and the result is flipping fantastic. Bryce and Juli's rants and raves about each other ring so true that teen readers will quickly identify with at least one of these hilarious feuding egos, if not both. A perfect introduction to the adolescent war between the sexes. (Ages 12 to 14) --Jennifer Hubert

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