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Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
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Mar 09, 09

Read in March, 2009

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 quite fancy way the author makes suspense in the story, like slowing down time, he shows the characters feelings and exposes his or her thoughts toward the event. One last thing that makes this book a must is that the author creates a tremendous amount of conflict building up all the time that makes a intense background for what's happening right then. The teaching of this book is a very good one, that "A painting is more than the sum of it's parts" which means that all the pieces that make up something are not what make something special, but what they make up is what's special.
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