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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  57,600 ratings  ·  4,433 reviews
Wendelin Van Draanen’s highly acclaimed he-said, she-said teen romance is going to be a major motion picture. Written and directed by Rob Reiner, the film features a stellar cast, including Madeline Carroll and Callan McAuliffe as Juli and Bryce, and Aidan Quinn, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards, Penelope Ann Miller, and John Mahoney.

This movie tie-in edition will featur...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Ember (first published October 1st 2001)
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"Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss…” He turned to me. “But every once you will find someone who’s iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.”

Initial Final Page Thoughts.
*Eyes tree outside window*
I wonder…

High Points.
Juli. The entire Baker clan! Why don’t all YA characters have fun families?! Authors, you’re missing a trick! Bryce (eventually). Chest. Front yards. Eggs. Chickens. Basket boys. Pie. Girls with iron backbones. Tree climbing. Newspaper articles...more
Gabriella *is awesome*

I laughed...

I cried...

AND I fell in love with the idea of ♥ all over again....:)

(This movie is a definte must see for everyone ! trust me ! its just WOW ♥Even the soundtracks ahmazing ! )
Amelia Mapstone
Feb 03, 2012 Amelia Mapstone rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who love humor and romance
Recommended to Amelia by: my teacher
the way it brings Bryce and Julianna together is just spectacular! I recomend this to all who love good childish humor! It is soooo "LOL"!
Aaron Vincent
Originally posted here.

I’ve been reading a lot of dark and violent books lately. I recently joined two challenges, both of which requires me to read those kind of books. Not that I’m complaining or anything because it’s those kind of books I enjoy reading the most. I just thought I need to read something different, something light and positive, something –as my friend Tina prefers to call them–fluffy. As it turns out, Wendelin Van Draanen’s Flipped was the right book for the break from gritty no...more
When I first watched it online, it reminds me of my elementary days of having a crush just like Julianna Baker. I flipped when I saw that guy whom I really liked when I was in 6th grade.(But I didn't stalked him) :) ahahaha!

At first, Bryce Loski hated Juli ( in a way he was really annoyed at her), But Juli likes Bryce so much, then.. it flipped! :D Bryce then likes Juli, and Juli ignores Bryce. I just love it! It's cute and it's really an essence of a true teenage love story. It's so beautiful....more
Amy (Foxy)
Flipped reminds me of a younger/innocent version of Neighbor From Hell series. Juli and Bryce are neighbors who attend the same school. Their rocky relationship portrays the struggles between boys and girls in elementary and middle school.

Both learn to look beyond the surface and search for something deeper in the human nature. In doing so they discover themselves as they continue mature.
"One's character is set at an early age, son. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your
ABSOLUTLY HORRIBLE ENDING!!!!! She should've kept going on with the book instead of ending it there!
Dec 22, 2008 Michelle rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michelle by: Ms. Castagna
Shelves: 9th-grade
By Wendelin Van Draanen
212 pp. United States of America
Random House, Inc. $14.99
ISBN 0-375-81174-5

A seven year old girl, Juli, falls for a boy in her class, Bryce—well, maybe more for his amazingly beautiful blue eyes. Perhaps this might not sound as interesting as your favorite romance series, Twilight, or illustrate true love like Romeo and Juliet. But, Wendelin Van Draanen’s new romance novel, Flipped, will definitely flip you off your feet. She has her own unique way of demonstrating...more

This book was climbing onto my favorite's shelf as soon as I saw the cover and when I realized it was a movie I'd seen and adored, it made itself confortable and sat snuggly next to my other fav. books.

This book is ... amazing.
Yeah, one descriptions woot woot. lol

This book has been made into a movie , one of my favorites may I mention.

The book is swoon-worthy, light, adorable, and perfect for people who need something fast to read.

Okay, now let's talk about the character and...more
Martin C.
I must say, Flipped is a great book and also has a great teaching, as well as being huge amount of fun to read because of the author's fabulous techniques. One of the techniques the author uses in the book is showing different perspectives throughout the book, to be speciefic: the way he describes the point of view from Juli's and Bryce's perspective, also a very fun technique since you're always wondering what the other character in the story thinks too. Another entertaining technique is the q...more
Knowing two sides of the story is always the best.
Original post at One More Page

I’ve had this book for ages, but I haven’t reviewed it ever (then again, I hardly review books back when I bought this). This, along with Stargirl is one of my favorite young adult books. I bought this on a whim, and ever since I first read it, I’ve loved the story. Julianna, especially, is a very memorable character that I wish a lot of times that I carry the same wonder and sparkle she has. :)

When Bryce Loski moves into the neighborhood, Julianna Baker was mostly...more
uwoooo...buku ini bagus sekali...
ceritanya sih sederhana banget, tentang perkembangan bryce & juli yang tumbuh bersama sejak keluarga bryce pindah rumah ke lingkungan keluarga juli (kelas 2) sampe mereka ampir naik kelas ke kelas 9, tapi daleeemmmm.... apanya yang dalem? ah...kalian harus baca sendiri...hehehe...

pokoknya, ada dua pelajaran utama yang sangat berharga. kebanyakan dari kita udah tahu/sering dengar tentang ini, tapi kebanyakan juga suka lupa. hmm...quotable quotationnya juga lup...more
Sep 19, 2011 melmarian rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens
Shelves: teens, koleksiku-ind
Selesai baca dalam semalam :D

Baguuuuusss... suka banget. Sama sekali gak menye2.
Repiu nyusul ^^

###Update 20 Sept 2011###

Cinta monyet tidak pandang bulu. Juli Baker yang masih berusia 7 tahun pun tidak luput dari panah si monyet (#eh) ketika tetangga baru datang untuk tinggal di seberang rumahnya dan membawa serta seorang anak laki-laki sebayanya yang bernama Bryce Loski.

[Juli] Pertama kali aku bertemu Bryce, aku jungkir balik. Pasti karena matanya. Ada sesuatu di matanya. Matanya yg biru dengan
Sep 18, 2011 Mery rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mery by: Nenangs
Shelves: gift
Aku dapat buku ini dari giveaway di Goodreads.
Awalnya cuma karena ngelihat Teh Rini nulis review, aku jadi ingat belum ganti edisinya ke bahasa Indonesia. Eh ternyata ada giveawaynya. Iseng-iseng ikutan deh. Besoknya dikasih tahu Kak Muthe, aku menang giveaway buku ini.

Girang banget pastinya!

Baca buku ini cuma 3 jam. Beneran 3 jam. ;D
Aku punya kebiasaan baca buku sebelum tidur. Jadi pas baca buku ini, bukannya kebawa kantuk, malah ga bisa tidur. Kayaknya ga rela aja naruh bukunya gitu. Ceritanya...more
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]

I just fell in love with it and its simplicity and innocence.

This book struck me with its adorably cute, light-hearted romance and wholesomely philosophy, I mean sort of philosophy.
Well just seeing the cover and reading the back details of the book, you'll immediately assume that its just your typical boy-meet-girl puppy love story- cute and severely simple.
Ooh, don't that things fool you.
Yes, it is cute. Yes, its quiet amusing that they understand things at early ages, in short, they are darn s...more
Bipasha{is eviscerated by fiction}

3.5 cute stars! And the film is even cuter!(Except that Bryce is blonde, and when I saw the movie I was really young, and I was having this haters phase when I had an overly hyperbolic and exxagerrated and stereotypical view of blondes, and I used to think that they would take over the world with machine guns...i'd personally love that...cough*


cute, cute, cute cute ,cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute, cute,...more
Feb 14, 2012 Namratha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All....each and everyone of you.
I want to hire and float a conspicuous Blimp that declares in giant letters:


I don’t need a body of her work to make this declaration. One book is enough. One sweet, solitary book called Flipped is enough.

Just before Second Grade was about to start, little Juli Baker fell instantly in love with her new next-door neighbour, Bryce Loski. She fell hard for his beautiful blue eyes and followed him aroun...more
Since tomorrow's a continuation of our hell week/s (and I haven't studied yet), I'll make this review short.

I want to say three things:

1. I cried when I read this. Oh, yeah I know, kinda lame. But I am not done yet: I cried over a tree (a sycamore, Platanus occidentalis, to be exact. I don't know how this tree looks like I have to google it ). This, I think, will give you an idea how much emotion you'll get when you read this. Or just proves how crybaby I am.

2. The Author (too long to type. Oh,...more
I'm giving this book a five because it is perfectly crafted plus a good story, good characters, great voice. The author's voices for the two viewpoints are perfect! I liked the protagonists and the supporting characters, especially his grandfather and her dad. The story teaches good lessons/values. It's also funny! And sometimes sad. I liked the way the reader's perspective also "flips" as we begin to figure out what is really going on. I'm a nature girl who has always loved to climb trees, so I...more
Ya ampuunnn!! Hahahaa.. teenager banget sih ceritanya. Tapi baguuuusss! *jempol diangkat semua*

I can't help but loving this book each time I flip thru the next page. So simple, yet so complicated :)

Kisah ini diceritakan dari dua sudut pandang: Juli dan Bryce. Diawali dengan Bryce yang pindah rumah, dan tiba-tiba seorang anak perempuan seusianya menghampiri dan memaksa ingin membantu. Dikisahkan dari sudut pandang Bryce, dia menganggap Juli adalah anak yang sangat menyebalkan. Selalu nempelin di...more
Feb 21, 2014 Nina rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nina by: Rose
This book is simply wonderful.

It's the first middle grade book I've read since I started reviewing - and also the first middle grade book I can remember reading, although I've probably read a few when I was around nine or ten - and if the others are anything like this one, I think I just got into a new genre. Or sub-genre. What even is it?

Don't get me wrong, it's flawed.
I would have liked to know more about Bryce's and Juli's friends and siblings and I would have loved to have something resembli...more
Jul 25, 2011 Mith rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love a feel-good chick-lit
I ADORED this book, ADORED it! It's a typical teen romance story (girl likes boy but boy doesn't like girl, boy does something stupid, girl hates boy but boy now likes girl) but told in such a sweet and charming way, that it's like a breath of fresh air!

The most interesting thing about this book is that the author allows us to see both sides of the story. Each pair of consecutive chapters tells us about the same sequence of events told alternatively by the protagonists, Bryce and Julianna. It dr...more
Sep 05, 2008 Suzy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Suzy by: Sister & Cousins
A quick read that quickly pulls you into the lives of a boy and a girl, showing each person's point of view. The book's format was unique because it actually "flipped" from one persons perspective to the other person's perspective. The author does a great job of adding depth to the story as the book progresses and the relationship grows from a childhood crush to a young friendship. I really enjoyed how the book presented misconceptions that happens everyday in every relationship. This book will...more
Why do bad books happen to good people?

Never trust books with cute animals on the cover. They are only there to tempt you with their fluffehness so innocent chicken-loving gals like me waste their money on stupid, stupid, books. (DAMN YOU LOVABLE UPSIDEDOWN CHICK. DAMN YOU.)

I do not understand the 4 star average rating on this book. I have to believe that everyone who gave more than 1 star is either a sad, twisted, human being, or one of Wendelin Van Draanen's fake accounts.

Bryce and Julie comm...more
Sep 05, 2008 Jane rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jane by: YABC, Nancy from Harrison
Wonderful, wonderful! Absolutely loved it! The double point of view is clever and gives this story a little extra something above the rest of its kind.

Some complaints I’ve heard about the story were repetitiveness and vague ending, though I can hardly see those complaints being valid. Some reviews have argued that the rotation between the two characters (sometimes retelling the same scene or situation) is repetitive, but I enjoy learning the different interpretations. And yes there is a vague en...more
Blanches Jeanne
“My heart stopped. It just stopped beating. And for the first time in my life, I had that feeling. ” -Juli


Juli Baker benar benar terpesona oleh mata Bryce sejak mereka pertama kali berjumpa. Ia merasa melihat masa depannya lewat kedua mata indah bocah lelaki keluarga Loski itu. Dan Juli yakin Bryce juga merasakan getaran yang sama saat mereka berjumpa 2 hari sebelum masuk kelas 2. Sayangnya-perasaan Juli mengatakan- Bryce terlalu malu untuk mengungkapkan itu pada Juli. Dan karena itul...more
OMG! OMG! OMG! Ga filmnya ga bukunya. Really really really like it like it! ;]

Ceritanya si teenager banget, tapi pesan moral yang hendak disampaikan buat semua umur.

Bercerita tentang Julie Baker yang sejak pertama kali bertemu Bryce Loski sudah "tergila-gila". Sedangkan Bryce sebaliknya, sebisa mungkin menjauhi Julie.

"The first day I met Bryce Loski, I flipped. Honestly, one look at him and I became a lunatic. It's his eyes. Something in his eyes. They're blue, and framed in the blackness of his...more

Cute, cute, cute!
Flipped is a fun romantic comedy about a girl who's been chasing a boy since the age of seven, a boy who has been running away from said lunatic, since the age of seven and the remarkable moment when everything flips and the boy is the one with the crush, while the girl is so over it!

I loved this book, and while the ending left a huge question mark in the end and is in dire need of a sequel, I still loved this book.
Bryce's voice has got to be the most realistic grade...more
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Van Draanen was born in Chicago, Illinois. One of her early influences was Dandelion Wine . According to the author, the book was "about the magic of growing up and [it] reminded me of all the wonderful mischief my brothers and I got into when we were young." Bradbury's work inspired Van Draanen to write How I Survived Being a Girl, which was published by HarperCollins in 1997. Other early influen...more
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“Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss...." He turned to me. "But every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.” 882 likes
“My heart stopped. It just stopped beating. And for the first time in my life, I had that feeling. You know, like the world is moving all around you, all beneath you, all inside you, and you're floating. Floating in midair. And the only thing keeping you from drifting away is the other person's eyes. They're connected to yours by some invisible physical force, and they hold you fast while the rest of the world swirls and twirls and falls completely away.” 497 likes
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