Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

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The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. She says: “My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss.” He says: “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort.” But in the eighth grade everything gets turned upside down. And just as he’s thinking there’s more to her than meets the eye, she’s thinking that he’s not quite all he seemed.

This is a classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny new voices. Wendelin Van Draanen is at her best here with a knockout cast of quirky characters and a hilarious series of misunderstandings and missed opportunities. But underlying the humor are two teens in transition. They are each learning to look beyond the surface of people, both figuring out who they are, who they want to be, and who they want to be with.

About Wendelin Van Draanen

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WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN was a teacher for many years before turning to writing full-time. Her first Sammy Keyes mystery, Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award. She lives in Central California with her husband and two sons.
Published December 18, 2008 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 226 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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By the time we see Bryce putting up a hand and waving, and Juli saying, "I couldn't help it -- I gave a little wave back," we know they are well on their way to the next chapter in their lives together.

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Just as Bryce begins to try to change, and to notice Juli's good points, her ardor starts to cool.

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