Monday, February 21, 2011

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

5 stars

Oh my CUTE!!!

My cousin picked this for our book club this month after seeing the movie and finding out it was based on a book.  (She says the movie follows the book REALLY well.)

What a cute story!  Told in alternating viewpoints, we follow Bryce and Juli from when Bryce moves in at age 7 to 8th or 9th grade.

The alternating viewpoints are done beautifully.  We get to see events from both characters and it's practically flawless in terms of flow.

The ending is great-- not too much but not too little.  The reader is left with a sense of optimism and is able to fill in whatever else may happen themselves.

All in all, I loved this book.  Cute, cute story.  I would not call it a romance, but it's definitely a coming-of-age with a bit of a love story.

Counts for the Support Your Local Library Challenge and, of course, for my book club. :)