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. 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... show more
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. 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 eighth grade everything gets turned upside down. And just as he’s thinking there’s more to her 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 new voices. Wendelin Van Draanen is at her best here with a knockout cast of quirky characters and a hilarious series of misunderstandings and missed opportunities. But underlying the humor are two teens in transition. They are each learning to look beyond the surface of people, both figuring out who they are, who they want to be, and who they want to be with.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: May 13th 2003
Pages no: 212
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Coming Of Age
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Characters were so fleshed out, even the minor ones and I wanted to hug them all.The transformation Bryce and Julie went through was so realistic and adorable, just wanna gush over them both.5/5 overall and enjoyed every minute of it! I get smiles just thinking about Bryce and Juli, now off to watch...
Decent read. Reminded me a lot of Stargirl. Girl likes boy. Boy runs from girl. She changes. Big embarrassment. He finally sees the light. In this, however, he may still have a chance. She does not move away and with him planting the tree, there may be some hope for them in the future.
Hace tiempo que no veía una película tan hermosa como la que se hizo basada en esta novela.Definitivamente, un libro que me anoto para comprar!!
Such a cute story! I like how it was told both from both Julianna and Bryce's point of view. It's ironic how it started out with Julianna chasing after Bryce only to end the other way around. We need more Juliannas, as what Chet used to describe her.Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some...
This book was just... meh. I have pretty mixed feelings about it.Things I liked:- It was pretty cute. A lot of the parts when Bryce and Julie were interacting made me smile.- The length was short and sweet, making it a quick read.- I enjoyed the story a lot. There were plenty of funny bits and even ...