Flipped Character Analysis

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There are two sides to every story. In the novel, Flipped, by Wendelin Van Draanen, smart and determined Juli Baker wanted the love and attention of her neighbor Bryce Loski. But Bryce didn’t feel the same way about Juli, and he avoided her at all costs. Eventually Juli stopped following her heart and decided to forget about Bryce for good. As Bryce matured, he realized that Julie was a person of substance and made it his mission to win her back. Throughout the novel, Juli’s feelings changed about her home, the Loski’s and her crush, Bryce.

To start, Juli never thought much or cared about the terrible condition of her yard. This changed when Bryce tried to explain why his family would not eat the eggs that Juli gave him. Bryce spat,
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They were an attractive family who conducted themselves in a proper manner. Their house was pristine, and their yard was perfectly manicured. When the Loski’s hosted a dinner party, Juli got a glimpse of what the family was really like. Mr. Loski was judgemental and condescending. This caused tension and animosity amongst the family members. With this realization, Juli’s feeling about the Loski’s changed from admiration to pity.

The biggest change in Juli was her feelings towards Bryce. Since the age of seven, Juli had been infatuated. With his amazing blue eyes and his shy, endearing personality, she wanted nothing more than to be near him. Then Juli began to see Bryce differently. He didn’t take a stand to help her save her beloved Sycamore tree. He threw away the eggs she had been giving him, and he made fun of her Uncle David. Like Juliana’s dad pointed out, “With people it’s sometimes that the whole is less than the sum of its parts.” She discovered this to be true with Bryce.

In conclusion, Juli Bakers feeling changed about her own home and about the neighbors who lived across the street. She learned it’s not what’s on the outside that counts, but what's on the inside that truly matters. Bryce made the same realization, which possibly lead to a promising future for the young
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