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  • Published: New York : Knopf, 2001.
  • Year Published: 2001
  • Description: 212 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 720

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0375825444 :
  • 037591174X :
  • 0375811745 (trade)


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by Van Draanen, Wendelin.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction, Y Fiction / Van Draanen, Wendelin

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Downtown Youth, Malletts Teen, Pittsfield Teen, Traverwood Teen

Additional Details

In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.

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Loved it

This was a great book and I loved it's middle school romance story, which really did flip! I flipped for the movie too! It was a really great film that reflected the book perfectly, and was filmed in Ann Arbor!


This is my boyfriend's favorite book. It's light hearted and very cute.


This book is extremely great. The moral of this book is not just look at people from the outside but look deeper into them and see who they are, because a person might not be greater than the sum of its parts. It is a great, wonderful, amazing, beautiful book. Everyone should read it and everyone should, it is the most enjoyable book I have ever read. You literally cant put the book down because you want to know more and more about what's going to happen. Especially during the basket boy chapter. This is a really wonderful book. I, honestly, who be sad for those who don't read it when they have the chance. You should read this book!


Incredible book!!!!!! So much fun to read!! I would love to watch the movie, especially since it has been filmed in Ann Arbor!!!!!!!!!!


Wow. I just grabbed this book off the shelf because my friend liked it and kept talking about it. it was so good and much better then I was expecting.
each chapter is told by either Bryce or Julianna.

I like it

It's really good I read it at school.

Loved it

I watched the movie first and I really liked it. I decided to read the book too. I loved the book even more than the movie.

Thumbs Up

Most realistically written book in the world! This book has a very complex group of characters.


I thought it was cool since the movie was filmed in ann arbor. I love how they make it how the perspectives are oppsites of each others


this was a really great book the movie was filmed in my nieborhood it was wonderful


This book is about how Julianna likes Bryce, and then when Bryce likes her back, Julianna hates him. It's kind of wierd but interesting at the same time.

I have officially flipped

This is the best youth romance novel the world has come to know. I love it because its all about a boy and a girl that have issues with each other. First Juliana likes Bryce, the they both don't like each other, then Bryce falls for Juliana.
Where will it go next. . .?

This book makes you flip for more. . .


i dont get this book but i guess its ok


This book is about a boy a girl

Your heart will flip...

Ahh where to begin? This book will have you laughing out loud, crying, and thinking about your very first crush. After I finished this book I found myself thinking: why did I read this so quickly?! I didn't want it to end. But no worries. The ending is amazing. Couldn't have dreamt of a better one myself. Cannot wait for the movie! :)

Flipped the Movie in Ann Arbor?

Rumors abound that Van Draanen's 2001 youth novel, Flipped, is going to be made into a movie directed by Rob Reiner, part of which may be filmed in Ann Arbor, according to an article from the Ann Arbor Business Review. The article can be found here: http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2009/05/film_company_leases_ann_arbor.html

Flipped is the story of Bryce and Juli, middle school students (for the majority of the novel) who alternately narrate each chapter of the book. From their diametrically opposite perspectives, the story revolves around Juli's childhood infatuation with Bryce for his brilliant blue eyes, and Bryce's attempts to stave off the affections of the eccentric Juli.

The book succeeds because it spends enough time developing each of its protagonists until they seem familiar and believeable, even if you don't always trust their ability to convey the truth of a situation. Throughout Flipped, truth is a certainly a matter of perspective.

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