I know this is going to sound completely dorky, but I had a flippin’ good time reading Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. Bryce and Julianna (aka Juli), the main characters in the book, brought me back to the days of junior high and elementary school, when boys were scared of girls, popularity was everything, and everyone started becoming totally embarrassed by their families.
What I loved most about Van Draanen’s book was the accuracy of her depictions and voices of girls and boys from age 6 up to age 14. While reading, I could picture both Juli and Bryce interacting with each other, as well as how they felt and what they were thinking about each other. In addition, since I have a brother, I could almost picture him reacting the same way as Bryce — which also made my experience reading this book very enjoyable.
Shortly after finishing the book, I found out that Flipped is coming out in theaters September 2010. Needless to say, I am super excited to see how famed writer/producer/director Rob Reiner will bring Van Draanen’s work to the big screen. Here’s a first look at the actors playing Juli and Bryce:
I give this book 4.8 out of 5 stars:
— Carly M., STACKS Staffer
Move photo: MADELINE CARROLL as Juli and CALLAN McAULIFFE as Bryce. Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Ben Glass