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The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. She says: “My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss.” He says: “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort.” But in the eighth grade everything gets turned upside down. And just as he’s thinking there’s more to her than meets the eye, she’ s thinking that he’s not quite all he seemed.

This is a classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny voices. Wendelin Van Draanen is at her best here with a knockout cast of quirky characters and a hilarious series of misunderstandings and missed opportunities. But underlying the humor are two teens in transition. They are each learning to look beyond the surface of people, both figuring out who they are, who they want to be, and who they want to be with.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on October 9, 2001 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375811745
ISBN-13: 9780375811746
59 Book Reviews
  • ajones17
    ajones17about 2 months44 stars
    Addison Jones Ms. Cook Writing 4 - 3 May 11, 2022 Flipping Upside Down I recommend the book Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. The genre of this book is young adult fiction and romance. The book takes place in Mayfield, Kentucky in the late 20th century. The main characters are Juli Baker and Bryce Loski. Bryce moves across from Juli when the two of them were young. Juli develops a huge crush on Bryce and becomes obsessed with him for years. Bryce starts distancing himself from Juli And she starts to lose feelings for Bryce. Bryce notices Juli becoming distant and fights for their friendship. Topics that were addressed were family, friendship, relationships, and love. In my opinion, I love this book because Juli and Bryce experience many different things and go through many of the same things that teenagers are going through right now. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to read young adult fiction. My star rating for this book would be a 4 out of 5.
    • satwikagejara
      satwikagejara3 months55 stars
      This book is from the perspective of both a girl and a boy; hence the title. The girl, Juli, meets the guy, Bryce, two weeks before the start of second grade and she thinks she fell in love. Bryce thinks that her persistence is annoying and he is very cold to her. This continues for six years but Bryce’s feelings change toward her. Unfortunately, he upsets her very much on three separate occasions. If you want to know if they end up together, you should read the book! This book shows how people can change. Since you can see the perspectives of both characters, you can see all the misunderstandings between them, and honestly, it drove me crazy IN A GOOD WAY. Regretfully, there isn’t a Flipped #2, but there is a movie? And I watched it and it wasn’t really that bad? It is on Netfix…and on Amazon Prime if you pay…but read the book first.
      • kkgautamm
        kkgautammalmost 2 years33 stars
        this book is absoultely adorable! its funny and cute, and very memorable. i remember when i first read it in third grade, i was obsessed with it. i don't think i will ever get tired of reading this book.
        • keylimepie
          keylimepieover 2 years55 stars
          I just found it in our schools bookshelf, and it didn't look bad so i tried it. It is really good, if you like comedy, and a bit of romance. Not deep romance, just crush level. I totally reccomend.
          • kkgautamm
            kkgautammabout 3 years33 stars
            first time rereading the book since fourth grade. it was such a sweet book, i loved it. reminds me of what its like to be young and not worry about anything.
            • kkgautamm
              kkgautammabout 3 years33 stars
              first time rereading the book since fourth grade. it was such a sweet book, i loved it.
              • aaa57
                aaa57over 3 years
                I just got this book it looks really good. But I am in 6th grade so my mom toald me to wait to read it till I am older.
                • snuggles07
                  snuggles07over 4 years55 stars
                  I read this book 3 times now. It's romance and probably explains all of your lives. Shout out to all the girls and boys out there!! Also, follow me! -Desperate
                  • cybill
                    cybillover 4 years
                    Best Book in the WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • cybill
                      cybillover 4 years
                      I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!