Reviews: Flipped( The Cutest Story Ever)

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Author: Wendelin Van Draanen

Published :October 1st 2001

Publisher: Knopf

 

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Flipped

Flipped is a romance told in two voices. The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski, she flipped. The first time Bryce saw Juli, he ran. That’s pretty much the pattern for these two neighbors until the eighth grade, when, just as Juli is realizing Bryce isn’t as wonderful as she thought, Bryce is starting to see that Juli is pretty amazing. How these two teens manage to see beyond the surface of things and come together makes for a comic and poignant romance. 

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4 star

My Rating: 4/5

Note: I read this way back in January.

“Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss….” He turned to me. “But every once in a while, you find someone who’s iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.”

Aww…. Flipped is the cutest story I’ve read so far. This was my first read for 2016 and it was so good! It was a slightly different read for me a I mostly read YA, where the characters are mostly 15- 16 years and here the main characters were 8th graders.

I first show Flipped somewhere on my Goodreads recommendations. The synopsis did not pique my interest so I left it at that. One day I did not go to school as I was sick. So I obviously watched T.v all day. Flipped(the movie) was running and I loved it so much! The storyline sounded really familiar so I googled it and Lo! It is a book! And the rest is history.

You know that feeling when you drink hot coffee on a rainy day and you feel so happy and content? That’s how I felt after reading Flipped. I mean, its not perfect. Not by the long shot. But it made me feel warm and fuzzy and so happy! I think that’s what matters.

“…and I realized that Garrett was right about one thing- I had flipped.
Completely.”

I loved how the story was narrated, with POV of both the characters for each scene. It was nice, getting a glimpse of what they were thinking and I feel the author did the job quite well.

So the story is about Julie Baker and Bryce Loski, their various interactions over the years and how their opinion of each other changes. It was fun reading the parts where Julie realises Bryce is not so perfect as she thinks and the par where Bryce realises Julie is not that annoying.

“It’s easy to look back and see it, and it’s easy to give the advice. But the sad fact is, most people don’t look beneath the surface until it’s too late.”

There was a wide array of side characters that was really well developed and had their own unique personality.

The only thing I didn’t like was the ending which I thought was better done by the movie. I just wanted more closure.

Would I recommend it?

Yes! This is the kind of a short lazy summer read I feel you should definitely try.

Have you read Flipped? What do you think of it?( or just link your review in the comments)

or do you plan on reading Flipped?

The Harry Potter Tag!

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You must know by now that I LOVE tags! Harry Potter is one of my all time favourite books. It got me to read more, especially fantasy. So I’ve always wished there was a tag for Harry Potter.

And fortunately Trang and Lashaan made this amazing Harry Potter tag! You can check out the post over here. When I learned about this tag I was so happy and excited!

So here we go!

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A BOOK YOU FOUND THE THEME INTERESTING, BUT YOU’D LIKE TO REWRITE IT.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)

I loved the theme of the book but I felt it focused too much on romance.

Find my review of Unearthly here.

 

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THE FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES THAT GOT YOU HOOKED.

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

I first heard about Percy Jackson when I was 12 and the guys in my class were obsessed about it.I brushed it off  and thought what do they know? Last year,for some reason I picked the series up and Stars! It was amazing!

 

 

 

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A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE RIGHT NOW.

Umm.. How about all the books? All of them!

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A KILLER BOOK. BOTH SENSES. TAKE IT AS YOU LIKE.

Rogue by Karen Lynch

Rogue (Relentless #3)

I am going to choose a book that broke my heart. I loved the first two books in the Relentless series. There were some things that bothered be but I loved them nonetheless. I was so excited for the Rogue and…. it was so horrible!

It just killed me, I was expecting so much more!

 

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A BOOK THAT YOU FOUND REALLY CONFUSING.

The Selection by Keira Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

 

I read The Selection about 3 years back, when I was 14.  There was zero world building which was very confusing. I remember eating up every word because it was very difficult for me to imagine how The Selection society worked. The book also tries to be a dystopian and a fluffy romance which gives us a confused book and a very confused reader.

 

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YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL BOOK.

Soul Eaters by Eliza Crewe

Cracked (Soul Eaters, #1)

 

Oh My God guys! This book is so amazing! If you haven’t read it, GO READ IT NOW!

I just want to hang out with Meda and Jo and kill some demons. Period.

 

 

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A DARK TWISTED BOOK.

I Am Nujood, 10 and divorced by Nujood Ali

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

 

This is the most dark, horrifying book I have read so far. It is the kind of book that makes you weep for humanity. The book that will haunt your nightmares. I was left horrified and disgusted.

 

 

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A BOOK THAT SURPRISED YOU IN A GREAT WAY, REVEALS TO BE MORE THAN IT IS.

The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveller's Wife  I expected an ordinary time travel book. But The Time Traveler’s Wife turned out to be so much more! This is a book that touched my heart and is one of my favourites!

 

 

 

I tag these amazing booknerds!

Carla

Astra

Adhvika

Zainab

Lila

Lauren

and Angela

Ps. Please don’t feel obliged to do this tag on my acoount!

Book Travelling Thursdays: Fav Bookish Siblings

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Book Travelling Thursdays are a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. Check out the Goodreads group over here.

 

National Siblings Day is a few days away. So today I have to choose a book with my favourite bookish siblings!

I have chosen The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins because Katniss and Prim are definitely my favourite bookish siblings.

The Original Cover

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

Cover From my Country( India)

All the English editions cover are available in India. I love all of them!

My Favourite Cover

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

I love the movie-tie in version. I just wish the “Now a major motion film’ thing was not there.

Least Favourite Cover

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Arabic Version

I hate the Arabic version’s cover. I mean what is it supposed to be?

Other Covers

Los juegos del hambre (Los juegos del hambre, #1)

Spanish Cover

De Hongerspelen (De Hongerspelen, #1)

Dutch Cover

Die Tribute von Panem: Tödliche Spiele (The Hunger Games, #1)

German Cover

 

Which are you favourite and least favourite covers?

T5W- Rainy Day Reads

Top ten tuesdaysTop Five Wednesday is a meme hosted by youtuber Lainey. Check out the Goodreads group here.

 

This week I have to choose my top 5 rainy day reads.

I love the rain. The rain never fails to make me happy. Add a little thunder and lightning, and it is perfect. So this was a ridiculously easy topic for me.

These are my top 5 books that remind me of rain and I would love to read on a rainy day!

Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1) UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1) The Fault in Our Stars                                                      Me Before You The Truth About Forever

1) Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier: I really love this series. It is just pure fun.

2) UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn: This is one of my favourite series. Even though the writing is not that good, the story is very magical.

3) The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

4) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

5) The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

So these are my 5 rainy day reads!

Which are yours? Leave a comment or a link to your post below!

Happy Reading and hope all of you find wonderful books to read!

Slumps Are For Chumps #1, All About Love!

Cat at The Book Finch is hosting an amazing month long meme called Slumps Are For Chumps.

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Today I have to choose my favourite book bloggers/ vloggers. I have included two non-book bloggers, but I love their blogs so much!

Now I LOVE all the blogs I follow(that’s why I follow them, Lol!). But these are some of the blogs whose posts I look most forward to…

So here we go…*drumroll*

A Bibliophile’s Obsession : I love this blog. Zainab was one of the bloggers who had been with me from the start and she has become a good friend of mine.  Her posts are fun and entertaining. She is a wonderful blogger! So go check out her blog and follow her!

The Melodramatic Confessions Of Carla Louise: Her posts are mainly on Feminism, human rights and her own personal experiences. Carla’s posts are always so insightful, which is why I love them!

Misfit Spirit: Another non-bookish blog I love. Her tagline” Just one woman’s thoughts, about everything, for the world to see…” is so apt. Her words have a way of piercing through your heart. Ashley’s posts never fail to inspire me.

Voices In My Head: I mainly read YA and the occasional NA. Diana reads a whole variety of books. I feel I have come to know about books from various genres because of her blog.

Book Mark Chronicles: I love her Rae’s Rules To Remember posts. Those posts are really insightful and I love them. Her This or That meme, every Monday is also so much fun!

A Reading Writer: Apart from her reviews, I love the poems and stories Rosema writes. Her poems especially is really wonderful!

Katytastic: I do not watch a lot of Booktube, but from the ones I have so far, I love Katytastic the best.

Emily May: She is one of the bloggers whose reviews I trust.

Cuddlebuggery: Steph and Kat are two my favourite bloggers. I love their reviews so much!

So those were some of the bloggers whom I love. Please check out their blogs,it is really amazing!

If you are interested in participating in this meme, you can find the details here.