Review: Flipped

FlippedFlipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Random House (2001)

ISBN 9780375825446

A romantic comedy of eighth grade awkwardness and tragedy, this story is boy-meets-girl-girl-meets-boy-both-miss-bus. The alternating voices of the two main characters here is terrific – bringing readers in and out of their comfort zone as we suffer through the missed opportunities, poor word choices, shy moments and general middle school social stumbling that these two try to overcome. Who you are and who you want to be are questions every middle school student asks but only a middle schooler would think there was any sort of answer. This story is heart warming and hopeful as this young couple learn to see each other, and themselves, for who they are below the surface.

Quantitative: Lexile Level: 720; ATOS 4.8

Qualitative: Upper Grades (9-12)

Content Area: English

Common Core Standards: RL.9-10.3; RL.11-12.3

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