Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Two distinct, thoroughly likable voices emerge in Van Draanen’s (the Sammy Keyes series) enticing story, relayed alternately by eighth graders Bryce and Juli. Read Common Sense Media’s Flipped review, age rating, and parents guide. Author: Wendelin Van Draanen; Genre: Contemporary Fiction; Book type: Fiction .

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I teach 5th grade, and this was on the district’s mandated book list for read alouds, but I don’t think it’s appropriate for elementary students.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Continue reading Show less. Alternating chapters are told from the perspective of the two main characters. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life. She likes him alot but he just wants to get as far away from her as possible.

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

I will never get flippdd reading this book. What parents need to know Parents need to know that nearly every character, major and minor, adult and child, behaves badly. Flipped By Wendelin Van Draanen pp. The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones. I’m going to tell you this now: If you need to know, no, I didn’t get the boy in the end. The way Flipped is viewed definitely differs from most books for two main reasons. When I finished this book, I realized that I didn’t love my crush and I wasn’t falling in love with him or maybe I was, but only to his appearance and I finished this book, I felt completely moved on.


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Why do the stories the two characters tell seem so different? Matters aren’t helped when Bryce’s grandfather takes a liking to Juli and starts pestering Bryce to be friends with her. When i read the ending i wanted to throw the book across the room.

When Juli moved in across the street from Bryce, just before second grade, he found the feisty, friendly girl overwhelming and off-putting, and tried to distance himself from her—but then eighth grade rolls around. So yes, this is your warning. Perhaps this might not sound as interesting as your favorite romance series, Twilightor illustrate true love like Romeo and Juliet.

Much like others Juilianna isn’t afraid to fight for what she believes in but, Bryce is Juli’s family is poor and kinda messed up and have a few skeletons in the closet — and Bryce’s family is all rich and neat and This book had me interested at first, but deep down it’s just a lot of melodramatic teen romance.


Adult Written by Sherlockian February 1, It gives different perspective of what they see from each other, the way he describe her and the way she describe him. Her feelings for Bryce deteriorate even further when she overhears him talking to a classmate about her mentally challenged uncle. John Green will make you laugh really loud, whereas Van Draneen will make you smile from ear to ear.

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One of the techniques the author uses in the book is showing different perspectives throughout the book, to be speciefic: There is hardly a character, major or minor, adult or child, who is really likable, though a few, such as Bryce and his grandfather, drift toward likability by the end. Still walking around with my first kiss.

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