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4.33083333333333 out of 54.33083333333333 out of 54.33083333333333 out of 54.33083333333333 out of 54.33083333333333 out of 5 4.33 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Narrator: Wendelin Van Draanen, Tara Sands, Ryan Gesell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781524751654
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This special audiobook of the classic he-said-she-said romantic comedy includes essays written and read by Wendelin Van Draanen.
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. Juli 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: just as Bryce is thinking that there’s maybe more to Juli than meets the eye, she’s thinking that he’s not quite all he seemed.
Bonus content includes: Wendelin Van Draanen on her sources of inspiration, the making of the movie of FLIPPED, and why she'll never write a sequel. Narrators Ryan Gesell and Tara Sands read a selection of the amazing fan mail Wendelin has received. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Ryan Gesell and Tara Sands take turns narrating this young-adult romance, which explores a number of contemporary themes, especially the idea that first impressions aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. Gesell and Sands hook listeners with their believable teen attitude and unaffected, expressive, well-paced performances. Bryce’s insecurities and growing pains and Juli’s inquisitiveness and fearlessness are front and center, making it easy to root for a happy ending. The audiobook concludes with bonus material by Van Draanen…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Van Draanen has another winner in this eighth-grade ‘he-said, she-said’ romance. School Library Journal, Starred review
  • We flipped over this fantastic book. The Chicago Tribune
  • Delightful! Delicious! And totally teen. BookPage
  • With a charismatic leading lady kids will flip over, a compelling dynamic betweenthe two narrators and a resonant ending, this novel is a great deal larger than the sum of its parts. Publishers Weekly, Starred review
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A School Library Journal Best Book of 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
  • An IRA Teachers' Choices Selection
  • An IRA/CBC Children's Choice Selection
  • Winner of the California Young Reader Medal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 sarah kellie | 8/14/2012

    " i love this book it is amazing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Minidoka | 5/25/2011

    " LOVE IT! Shows no matter what someone comes across as there is something more that matters underneath. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 5/24/2011

    " Awesome book!!! Left you hanging at the end... :( dont know what happened..... but it was a hilarious book!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 5/24/2011

    " By far my favorite book I have read with kids this year. Brings up so many great preteen/teen issues and I couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beckla | 5/22/2011

    " good book...love the change of perspective

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 5/20/2011

    " This was a really cute, easy read. I wasnt a big fan of the ending, but it does leave it up to the imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/19/2011

    " I loved this book!! The only thing I didn't love about it was that the reader had to assume the "ending". Other than that, it was great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serpent | 5/19/2011

    " Bought this book at a second hand store for 0.25! It was a short, sweet and to the point book with (what I believe) to be a good message.

    It was a nice break from the paranormal or the classics, which quite frankly can be mentally draining sometimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 5/18/2011

    " We read this for book club and it was an easy read, very enjoyable. Now I'm going to get the movie to see how it compares. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 5/15/2011

    " It captures the essence of young love. It'll make one go back to one's first glimpse of romantic love... Cute book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 5/14/2011

    " This was a quick read (like seriously took me a few hours) and I thought it was really cute! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 5/13/2011

    " read it in 8th grade it was a good book..i like how it was from 2 perspectives. it kept you thinkingg what was going on in the story. "

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About the Author
Author Wendelin Van Draanen

Wendelin Van Draanen is the author of many beloved and award-winning books. For middle graders, she’s written Swear to Howdy and the Sammy Keyes mystery series. For teens and tweens, there’s Flipped, The Running Dream, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, and Runaway. And for younger readers, check out the Shredderman quartet and the Gecko and Sticky series.

About the Narrators

Tara Sands is an American actress, television host, and voice talent who has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She is former cohost of Fridays on the Cartoon Network. In addition to performing in plays and musicals, her voice can be heard on numerous commercials, audiobooks, cartoons, and video games.

Ryan Gesell is a film, television, and voice actor, as well as an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. His film credits include Crossing Over and A Perfect Getaway, and his television appearances include The Shield, Prison Break, Seventh Heaven, Passions, Boy Meets World, and numerous others. He has also appeared in a number of commercials and public service announcements, as well as Internet shorts and webisodes.