by Wendelin Van Draanen
The first time she saw him, she flipped.
The first time he saw her, he ran.
Is this the basis for a solid relationship?
Ever since she saw Bryce’s baby blue eyes in second grade, Julianna Baker has been completely smitten. Bryce, on the other hand, has always thought that Juli is weird.
In eighth grade, however, everything changes. After years of avoiding Juli, Bryce finally notices her, and is surprised to find that she’s actually kind of cool. Different, yes—but in a sort of cool way. After all, she raises chickens and sits in trees. But when Juli finally looks beyond Bryce’s pretty eyes, she’s not sure she likes what she sees.
The chapters alternate between the voices of Bryce and Juli, and slowly the story of their eighth grade year emerges—as well as some surprising similarities (and differences) in their families. If you like sweet, funny stories with quirky characters, chickens and trees, Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen is the book for you!
by Aarene Storms of King County Library System