January 28, 2010

Book Review: Flipped

Posted by at 7:53 am in Book to Big Screen, Reads | Permalink

Flipped 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:FD-06388r

I give this book 4.8 out of 5 stars:

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— Carly M., STACKS Staffer

Move photo: MADELINE CARROLL as Juli and CALLAN McAULIFFE as Bryce. Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Ben Glass

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  1. pepergirl123

    my friend read that book but she said that she didint like it but i haveint read it yet

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  2. Jackie F

    well, the only reason I even picked up this book was because our teacher said we had to have a book and we were leaving the library in 2 minutes, but boy was I glad I did i’m only on chapter 6 but I can’t put it down! the age rating was 9-10 and I’m 13, but I can’t imagine a 4th grader understanding the older parts, but oh well… I love this book!

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  3. 77777girl

    Looks like a great movie:) Too bad i’m not allowed to watch PG movies! Yeah, plus i’m 10 years OLD! hope all the viewers enjoy.

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  4. Candysplash

    I want to read that book so badly! After reading Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes books, I know I’m totally going to love this one!

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  5. DaPunk

    Flipped is a great book! I love how everything switches with Juli and Bryce, it’s hilarious! The ending is awesome.

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  6. Bookworm288

    Flipped is one of my favorite middle grade novels, and I’m so excited you reviewed it! Thank you, Carly M. and la la la!

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  7. KatnissFire

    I read this book about a year ago and I really enjoyed it. I found the back-and-forth between Julianna and Bryce a little confusing yet interesting. I always wonder what other characters might be seeing, thinking, and feeling during a scene. Overall, it was a good novel. Interesting, funny, cute, relatable. You start to feel for the characters. You get frustrated with them, you feel sorry for them, you become happy for them. And that’s what I look for in a good book.

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