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By Wendelin Van Draanen

Ember, Paperback, 9780375825446, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 13, 2003

Celebrating 15 years of Flipped a classic he-said-she-said romantic comedy This updated anniversary edition offers story-behind-the-story revelations from author Wendelin Van Draanen.

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. Juli 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: just as Bryce is thinking that there's maybe more to Juli 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.
The updated anniversary edition contains 32 pages of extra backmatter: essays from Wendelin Van Draanen on her sources of inspiration, on the making of the movie of Flipped, on why she ll never write a sequel, and a selection of the amazing fan mail she's received.
Awards and accolades for Flipped:
SLJ Top 100 Children's Novels of all time
IRA-CBC Children's Choice
IRA Teacher's Choice
Honor winner, Judy Lopez Memorial Award/WNBA
Winner of the California Young Reader Medal
We flipped over this fantastic book, its gutsy girl Juli and its wise, wonderful ending. The Chicago Tribune
Van Draanen has another winner in this eighth-grade he-said, she-said romance. A fast, funny, egg-cellent winner. SLJ, Starred review
With a charismatic leading lady kids will flip over, a compelling dynamic between the two narrators and a resonant ending, this novel is a great deal larger than the sum of its parts. Publishers Weekly, Starred review.

About the Author
WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN was a classroom teacher for many years before becoming a full time writer. Her books include the Sammy Keyes mystery series, the Shredderman quartet, and the Gecko and Sticky quartet, as well as stand-out stand-alone titles: Swear to Howdy, Runaway, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, The Running Dream, and The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones. You can learn more about her at WendelinVanDraanen.com or on Twitter @WendelinVanD."

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