Monday, December 6, 2010

Flipped by Wedelin Van Draanen

Bryce and Juli have lived across the street from each other since the second grade. From the day they met, Juli's been a thorn in Bryce's side and Bryce has been the only one Juli wants.

Now in eighth grade, they both have to recognize some truths about themselves and each other. Bryce is forced to see behind the annoyance that is Juli, and Juli slowly realizes Bryce has never been who she thought. Just as she decides to have nothing to do with him, Bryce realizes he can't live without her.

So who do you root for?

Told in alternating voices, it's hard to dislike either character. They describe their relationship from the beginning. The story is touching, funny, sad, and joyful all at the same time. A great book.

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