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 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!
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. . .?
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! :)
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.