By Wendelin Van Draanen

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375811746, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2001

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.

About the Author
Author Bio
Wendelin Van Draanen is a high school computer science instructor. She lives with her husband and two children in Santa Maria, CA.

Praise For Flipped

“Van Draanen has another winner in this eighth-grade ‘he-said, she-said’ romance.”
School Library Journal, Starred

“We flipped over this fantastic book.”
The Chicago Tribune