Title: Flipped by Wendelin Van DraanenRead this book. Its great. I loved it. Juli Baker is the kind of girl I always wanted to be. She was different but didn’t seem to care. In fact she didn’t seem to notice. She had her own insercurities but was unaware of her effect good or bad on other people.
Juli Baker devoutly believes in three things: the sanctity of trees (especially her beloved sycamore), the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens, and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. Ever since she saw Bryce's baby blues back in second grade, Juli has been smitten. Unfortunately, Bryce has never felt the same. Frankly, he thinks Juli Baker is a little weird--after all, what kind of freak raises chickens and sits in trees for fun? Then, in eighth grade, everything changes. Bryce begins to see that Juli's unusual interests and pride in her family are, well, kind of cool. And Juli starts to think that maybe Bryce's brilliant blue eyes are as empty as the rest of Bryce seems to be. After all, what kind of jerk doesn't care about other people's feelings about chickens and trees?
Songs I think complement the book
The Trapeze Swinger by Iron and Wine
How do you like me now by Toby Keith
“A painting is more than the sum of its parts” – Juli’s Dad
“I felt sorry for my father. I felt sorry for my mother. But most of all I felt lucky for me that they were mine”. –Juli
“I was thinking of someone else. Someone who’s never been able to look beneath the surface. At this point I don’t suppose I even want her to.”- Chet
Emma-Jean Lazarus fell in love by Lauren Tarshis
Scrambled eggs at midnight by Brad Barkley
In your room by Jordanna Fraiberg
**Review also on Teenzone Blog
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