An unputdownable novel about questioning what you believe in and believing in what you feel. Bryce has always known how he feels about Juli. She is weird. And dangerous. She has a certain way of looking at him which has freaked him out since the first time she hurled herself into his life.... read more
Flipped, by Wendelin Van Draanen, tells the story of two childhood neighbors, Bryce and Juli, who like and dislike each other at opposite times. Since age seven, when Bryce Loski moves to town, Julianna Baker is head over heels for him and his dreamy blue eyes. But Bryce doesn't think of Juli... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Flipped, by Wendelin Van Draanen, tells the story of two childhood neighbors, Bryce and Juli, who like and dislike each other at opposite times. Since age seven, when Bryce Loski moves to town, Julianna Baker is head over heels for him and his dreamy blue eyes. But Bryce doesn't think of Juli as anything more than weird. As they enter eighth grade, a series of twists and turns change the way they see each other. Chapters alternate between perspectives, so the reader is able to see both sides of “he said/she said.” In turns funny and moving, Flipped captures a real sense of coming-of-age understanding.
“"That maniac started leaning forward and sniffing my hair"”Bryce
“"That makes a half a decade of strategic avoidance and social discomfort."”Bryce
“"The whole can be greater than the sum of its parts."”Mr. Baker
“"A painting is more than the sum of its parts."”Mr. Baker
“A testimony to endurance."”Ms. Baker
“"There's nothing like a head-strong women to make you happy to be alive."”Bryce's grandfather, Chet
“"It's that way with people, too. Only with people it's sometimes that the whole is (italicized) less (italicized) then the sum of the parts"”Bryce's grandfather, Chet
“Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss….” He turned to me. “But every once in a while you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.”Highlighted by 237 Kindle customers
“One's character is set at an early age, son. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life.”Highlighted by 170 Kindle customers
“To be held above the earth and brushed by the wind,” she said, “it's like your heart has been kissed by beauty.”Highlighted by 133 Kindle customers
“Get beyond his eyes and his smile and the sheen of his hair—look at what's really there.”Highlighted by 130 Kindle customers
But if chaos is a necessary step in the organization of one's universe, then I was well on my way.Highlighted by 118 Kindle customers
and then go on to explain how the cow by itself is just a cow, and the meadow by itself is just grass and flowers, and the sun peeking through the trees is just a beam of light, but put them all together and you've got magic.Highlighted by 112 Kindle customers
people need things around them that lift them above their lives and make them feel the miracle of living.Highlighted by 111 Kindle customers
The first day I met Bryce Loski, I flipped. Honestly, one look at him and I became a lunatic. It's his eyes. Something in his eyes. They're blue, and framed in the blackness of his lashes, they're dazzling. Absolutely breathtaking.Highlighted by 108 Kindle customers
“There's nothing like a head-strong woman to make you happy to be alive.”Highlighted by 95 Kindle customers
“strong voice in an urban wilderness” and “a radiant beacon, shedding light on the need to curtail continued overdevelopment of our once quaint and tranquil community.”Highlighted by 70 Kindle customers
This is an excellent book for middle school kids! It is a sweet story of young "romance" but very wholesome and innocent!!! There is nothing sexual in it, and it has many positive elements. When my daughter (who just turned 9) is slightly older, I will strongly encourage her to read it!!! The movie is great as well, though it does have a little language in it such as !#@%@@...
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