Genre: Realistic Fiction
The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran.
And from second grade to the seventh, that's how it was.
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 eight grade, their views of the world--and each other--turn upside down. He says: "I'd spent so many years avoiding Julie Baker that I'd never really looked at her, but now I couldn't stop." And she says: "I felt a cold, hard knot tighten in my heart. I was through with Bryce Loski."
Is there hope for happiness in junior high?
Have you flipped?
I love this book to bits. It’s really sweet, and completely realistic. Bryce and Julie were never out of character and that’s important when reading a story. If characters act differently than they would have if they were real people, the story loses its quality.
In some ways you could relate to Bryce Loski, he was a typical guy that was just confused. After all his behaviour isn’t HIS, fault—it’s his dad’s.
Julie Baker on the other hand is headstrong. She doesn’t act like everyone else and doesn’t care about what other people think about her. However, this changes when she finds out that Bryce Loski had been throwing out the eggs she’s given their family because the Loski’s were afraid of salmonella poisoning due to the Baker’s dirty lawn.
In all the book was very cute and makes good light reading
Likes: I like how both Julie and Bryce "flipped".
Dislikes: The shortness of the content and Bryce's father. He's down right cruel. .