Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Rating: Thumbs up
What I liked: This book is written from the perspectives of two main characters, it's really interesting to know the motives on why they both say or do things, and it's also interesting to get different versions of how conversations went. The writing is extremely clever. I liked the message of the book, it's about not judging others by appearances, and really getting to know people.
Synopsis: Juli Baker has been waiting for Bryce Loski to move in all summer, and can hardly contain herself from piling into their moving truck to help get them settled. All Bryce can see is a dirty little girl who is content on ruining his life--especially when she grabs his hand in front of his mom.
Bryce decides the best move is to avoid his annoying neighbor, but it's hardly possible when Juli hounds him for years. Juli's smitten by him, and can't keep herself from smelling his hair when she gets a seat behind him in English.
Bryce is finally successful in getting her off his back when he realizes maybe Juli wanting to be his friend wasn't the worst thing in the world. Bryce misses Juli, but it's too late, Juli can't stand him. Bryce has to find a way to convince her he's a changed man before Juli writes him off for good.
This was such a good read!