Saturday, March 12, 2005

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen is about two children named Bryce and Julianna who grow up across the street from one another. Each chapter changes back and forth between Bryce and Julianna telling their story. Julianna raises chickens in her yard and sells eggs to all of her neighbors because her family needs the money. She gives the eggs free to Bryce because she likes him. Bryce does not want the eggs because he does not like her and feels they may be diseased. He does not tell her because he does not want to hurt her feelings so he throws them away every morning. One morning after Julianna has delivered the eggs she catches Bryce throwing them away. The story then flips and Bryce tries to win Julianna back because he realizes that she is a kind person and has a lot of feelings.

I liked this book but definitely feel that it is a "girl's book."
by Sister-of-Flamingnet