Author: Wendelin van Draanen
Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Ah, puppy love! It’s the reason why girls giggle, boys feel embarrassed when teased and why our hearts keep beating. Flipped is a story about two completely opposite middle-schoolers who share their story about experiencing love. If you think that this is another “girl-loves-boy-but-dumps-her-and-later-boy-loves-girl-but-dumps-him” story, then you are correct. The plot is totally predictable (as all romance books, are) but what kept me going was that I wanted to see the change of emotions the characters experience.
First, we have our girl, Juli Baker. She’s Earth’s own daughter, lover of all creatures that breathe, klutzy and sometimes clueless. Next is our lover boy, Bryce Loski. He’s the shy type, the handsome boy every girl is dying to be with. Sure, he maybe a coward and a bit in denial with his feelings but things become different late on. Their relationship was like Tom and Jerry’s. One desperately avoids the other while one chases the other. It’s like that until the end of the book. J
The book is written in an alternate point of view of Juli and Bryce. The author’s writing style was simple yet classy and romantic but funny. It’s funny alright. I could’ve easily given this book a perfect 5. I mean, it’s totally realistic and totally relatable but the ENDING, ugh, the ENDING. It totally didn’t work for me. When you’re writing a romance novel, you just have to satisfy the audience with the ending. It just didn’t work for me, I’m sorry.
So, overall, it’s a good book, with a dash of romance and a pinch of humor, this book is definitely a re-read.