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 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.
"Two distinct, thoroughly likable voices emerge in this enticing story, relayed alternately by a pair of eighth-graders," said PW in a starred review. "This novel is a great deal larger than the sum of its parts." Ages 10-14.
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A really good book! I was required to read it this summer going into eighth grade and I just have to wonder why. Tbh, I really hope I don’t get stuck in one of those situations. The ending was disappointing tho bc she could have gone a teensy bit farther. But that’s okay... it was a good book overall 👍🏼
My favorite book
Best Book I’ve ever rrad
This book was amazing and I loved how we got to see both sides of the mains point of view but my only complain is the ending.I wish we got to see more of what happened next other than that this is such a beautiful plot!