(from Goodreads) 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.
Gah, this book was adorable! I sat down to read a few pages and ended up reading it all in one sitting (granted, it’s short and only took me a few hours). I want the Bakers to be my neighbors and Bryce’s grandpa to help me do yard work. Everything about this story was so sweet and I loved the alternating voices. The movie was enjoyable, too, but didn’t pack quite the emotional punch.
(from imdb) Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
I’m a huge fan of sports movies and this one was extra fantastic. Kudos to Brad Pitt for his performance. I saw some complaints that the movie was “boring,” but as a baseball fan, I was fascinated.
I also rewatched The Man in the Moon with Reese Witherspoon. I knew it was sad, but over the last 20 years, I’d forgotten HOW sad. And not even the part that’s obviously tragic; it was the main character, Dani, that got to me. What 14-year-old girl hasn’t been there, in love with an older boy?
You’ve seen these before and you *think* you remember how emotionally painful they were to watch? Nope, you don’t, prepare to feel like a husk!
My edits are done! My WIP is off to betas! My revised version has waaaayyy more kissing than the original. I have to admit, knowing that makes me giddy.