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11th Mar '14 1:20:37 PM stuffedninja
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[[quoteright:270:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Flipped_poster_8427.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:270:[[CoversAlwaysLie They never do sit in that tree together...]]]]

When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it's love. But Bryce isn't so sure. Girl-phobic and easily embarrassed, young Bryce does everything he can to keep his outspoken wannabe girlfriend at arm's length... for the next six years, which isn't easy since they go to the same school and live across the street from each other. But if Juli finally looks away, will it be Bryce's turn to be dazzled? ''Flipped'' takes Bryce and Juli from grade school to junior high, through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, as they make the discoveries that will define who they are - and who they are to each other.

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!!This Film and Book contains examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: How Bryce views Juli.
* AbusiveDad: Mr. Loski borders on this in the movie, going so far as to hit Bryce's sister. In fairness to him, it happens one time, and as such he's not a full-on example of the trope.
** Also somewhat mollifying the situation, he was under stress from trying to shift his views on Juli's family, it was pointed out to him earlier that night that he'd lost a vital part of himself when he quit his band, he'd been drinking fairly steadily, and it was after she called him an asshole, [[ValuesDissonance which was much more of an issue at the time when the film was set]].
* AlphaBitch: Sherry to hear Juli tell it. Not according to Bryce, or anything we see her do onscreen.
* BachelorAuction: Bryce is put through this and is sold to the most popular girl in school, Shelly. He is not happy about this however because he wanted to be bid on by Juli who bid on the boy before him.
** He also lampshades the DoubleStandard of the trope, noting that if they were auctioning off the girls, no one would think it was cute.
* BettyAndVeronica: Juli and Shelly/Sherry (and later Miranda) for Bryce. Subverted in that Bryce has no interest in Shelly; he only uses her to annoy Juli.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mr. Loski in the book, who hides a lot of petty hatred under a smooth exterior; he's a bit more obvious about it in the movie, where he borders on AbusiveDad. Juli ''thinks'' Shelly is an example, but while she's a little shallow and catty, she's hardly evil.
* CharacterDevelopment: Bryce in particular gets quite a bit, moving from a deliberately shallow StepfordSmiler to a genuinely nice, if very confused, kid. Juli, conversely, starts learning to see past people's surfaces and look at what's underneath. This proves problematic when it comes to Bryce.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Both of them almost end up as {{Unlucky Childhood Friend}}s to one another, but after much growing up on both their parts they go the victorious route instead.
* CoolOldGuy: Bryce's grandfather, Chet Duncan.
* CourtlyLove: Bryce and Julie never even kiss although they are only in seventh grade when the story ends.
* CryForTheDevil: For all that Bryce's father is a bastard, the scene at the dinner table, where we realize that he lost a part of himself when he quit music manages to make you sympathize with him.
* DaddysGirl: Juli.
* DeadpanSnarker: Bryce, in both the film and the book.
* FirstKiss: Juli is convinced that Bryce is carrying her first kiss. Bryce would beg to differ...then [[spoiler: attempts to give her exactly what she wants near the end]].
* FirstPersonSmartass: Bryce in the book.
* {{Foil}}: The DysfunctionalFamily of the Loskis and the QuirkyHousehold of the Bakers. Especially the fathers.
* FriendToAllChildren: Chet comes off this way,
* GenkiGirl: Arguably, Juli during a couple of scenes in their second grade. By the time the main story starts she's grown up.
* GirlNextDoor: Juli is such a friendly neighbor that she regularly gives Bryce her chicken's eggs for his family.
* GrowingUpSucks / FreudianExcuse: During the awkward family dinner, it's implied that Bryce's father is so mean-spirited in part because he feels trapped in his role as a suburban bread-winner and that he regrets having given up his early dreams as a saxophone player in a band.
* IHaveToGoIronMyDog: Bryce uses a few excuses like this with Juli.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Bryce's father, Rick/Steven (his name was changed for the film) is a petty jerk completely caught up with surface appearances.
** Bryce's friend Garrett, who has no problems betraying Bryce, or ditching him when he becomes a social pariah. Not surprisingly, Garrett and Bryce's father ended up shaping Bryce's views on Juli, which is why he's initially so cold towards her.
* JerkassFacade: Bryce puts up a pretty good one.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bryce. On the surface he's detached, paranoid, and at times, outright manipulative of others. But he's a product of his environment, and at the core of it, really isn't that bad.
* KidAnova: Played with. Bryce has lots of girl's pining after him and he's ''very'' aware of it. He's also more or less completely uninterested, and only uses Shelly/Sherry to keep Juli at bay.
** Also justified, at least within the film, where we see that Bryce is in very good shape for a teenager, and is a known sports player in school, along with being cleancut and good-looking.
* LiterallyLovingThyNeighbor: Bryce moves in right across the street from Julie. She sees him and decides that he's walking around with her first kiss.
* LoveAtFirstSight: For Juli anyway.
* NoSocialSkills: Juli early on, what with barging into the Loskis' moving van, [[StalkerWithACrush following Bryce everywhere]], ambushing him at school, and [[FlatWhat sniffing his hair]] in class, the girl does not have the best grasp on social niceties.
* OutdoorsyGal: Julie loves climbing her favorite tree, will raise chickens and will tame her yard.
* PuppyLove: The basic premise.
* RashomonStyle: Shows the events in the movie and book from the perspectives of both Bryce and Juli, which are quite different, especially at the start.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Subverted. Bryce comes off this way from the perspective of Juli's parents and friends. In reality he's got lots of depth; he just also happens to be a raging StepfordSmiler and is deliberately repressing it. Just as she's finally giving up on him, he starts to show it...
** Actually also played straight. After getting over her pining for Bryce, Juli actually comes to learn that she really knows little to nothing about Bryce as the two never had a ''real'' conversation. It wasn't until Bryce attempted to make amends for his previous callousness that the two actually started to bond.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Bryce and Julie, with the addendum that Bryce is [[StepfordSmiler pretty messed up]].
* TheSixties: The film moves the setting to 1963.
* StepfordSmiler: Bryce. He's obsessed with blending at school, making sure that no one realizes how bad the situation at home is, and remaining completely under the radar, all while covering how badly ''repressed'' he is. An interesting variation as he looks like a Type B to the outside world, but is actually far more of a Type A. There's a lot going on there; he just doesn't like to show it.
* StepfordSnarker: Towards other people, Bryce is a Type A StepfordSmiler. Towards the ''audience'' he's this, covering up his insecurities with sarcasm.
* StalkerWithACrush: Juli acts a lot like one early on. She later starts to grow out of it; unfortunately, Bryce still remembers her this way.
** StalkingIsLove: Juli's following of Bryce is never portrayed as anything other than cute; then again, she was in the second grade.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: Juli loves Bryce first but then starts to fall out of love just as Bryce realizes that he is in love with ''her''.
* UpperClassTwit: Bryce's father, Steven Loski.
* VerbedTitle
* WhatBeautifulEyes: What Juli was first attracted to in Bryce.
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[[quoteright:270:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Flipped_poster_8427.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:270:[[CoversAlwaysLie They never do sit in that tree together...]]]]

When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it's love. But Bryce isn't so sure. Girl-phobic and easily embarrassed, young Bryce does everything he can to keep his outspoken wannabe girlfriend at arm's length... for the next six years, which isn't easy since they go to the same school and live across the street from each other. But if Juli finally looks away, will it be Bryce's turn to be dazzled? ''Flipped'' takes Bryce and Juli from grade school to junior high, through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, as they make the discoveries that will define who they are - and who they are to each other.

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!!This Film and Book contains examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: How Bryce views Juli.
* AbusiveDad: Mr. Loski borders on this in the movie, going so far as to hit Bryce's sister. In fairness to him, it happens one time, and as such he's not a full-on example of the trope.
** Also somewhat mollifying the situation, he was under stress from trying to shift his views on Juli's family, it was pointed out to him earlier that night that he'd lost a vital part of himself when he quit his band, he'd been drinking fairly steadily, and it was after she called him an asshole, [[ValuesDissonance which was much more of an issue at the time when the film was set]].
* AlphaBitch: Sherry to hear Juli tell it. Not according to Bryce, or anything we see her do onscreen.
* BachelorAuction: Bryce is put through this and is sold to the most popular girl in school, Shelly. He is not happy about this however because he wanted to be bid on by Juli who bid on the boy before him.
** He also lampshades the DoubleStandard of the trope, noting that if they were auctioning off the girls, no one would think it was cute.
* BettyAndVeronica: Juli and Shelly/Sherry (and later Miranda) for Bryce. Subverted in that Bryce has no interest in Shelly; he only uses her to annoy Juli.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mr. Loski in the book, who hides a lot of petty hatred under a smooth exterior; he's a bit more obvious about it in the movie, where he borders on AbusiveDad. Juli ''thinks'' Shelly is an example, but while she's a little shallow and catty, she's hardly evil.
* CharacterDevelopment: Bryce in particular gets quite a bit, moving from a deliberately shallow StepfordSmiler to a genuinely nice, if very confused, kid. Juli, conversely, starts learning to see past people's surfaces and look at what's underneath. This proves problematic when it comes to Bryce.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Both of them almost end up as {{Unlucky Childhood Friend}}s to one another, but after much growing up on both their parts they go the victorious route instead.
* CoolOldGuy: Bryce's grandfather, Chet Duncan.
* CourtlyLove: Bryce and Julie never even kiss although they are only in seventh grade when the story ends.
* CryForTheDevil: For all that Bryce's father is a bastard, the scene at the dinner table, where we realize that he lost a part of himself when he quit music manages to make you sympathize with him.
* DaddysGirl: Juli.
* DeadpanSnarker: Bryce, in both the film and the book.
* FirstKiss: Juli is convinced that Bryce is carrying her first kiss. Bryce would beg to differ...then [[spoiler: attempts to give her exactly what she wants near the end]].
* FirstPersonSmartass: Bryce in the book.
* {{Foil}}: The DysfunctionalFamily of the Loskis and the QuirkyHousehold of the Bakers. Especially the fathers.
* FriendToAllChildren: Chet comes off this way,
* GenkiGirl: Arguably, Juli during a couple of scenes in their second grade. By the time the main story starts she's grown up.
* GirlNextDoor: Juli is such a friendly neighbor that she regularly gives Bryce her chicken's eggs for his family.
* GrowingUpSucks / FreudianExcuse: During the awkward family dinner, it's implied that Bryce's father is so mean-spirited in part because he feels trapped in his role as a suburban bread-winner and that he regrets having given up his early dreams as a saxophone player in a band.
* IHaveToGoIronMyDog: Bryce uses a few excuses like this with Juli.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Bryce's father, Rick/Steven (his name was changed for the film) is a petty jerk completely caught up with surface appearances.
** Bryce's friend Garrett, who has no problems betraying Bryce, or ditching him when he becomes a social pariah. Not surprisingly, Garrett and Bryce's father ended up shaping Bryce's views on Juli, which is why he's initially so cold towards her.
* JerkassFacade: Bryce puts up a pretty good one.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bryce. On the surface he's detached, paranoid, and at times, outright manipulative of others. But he's a product of his environment, and at the core of it, really isn't that bad.
* KidAnova: Played with. Bryce has lots of girl's pining after him and he's ''very'' aware of it. He's also more or less completely uninterested, and only uses Shelly/Sherry to keep Juli at bay.
** Also justified, at least within the film, where we see that Bryce is in very good shape for a teenager, and is a known sports player in school, along with being cleancut and good-looking.
* LiterallyLovingThyNeighbor: Bryce moves in right across the street from Julie. She sees him and decides that he's walking around with her first kiss.
* LoveAtFirstSight: For Juli anyway.
* NoSocialSkills: Juli early on, what with barging into the Loskis' moving van, [[StalkerWithACrush following Bryce everywhere]], ambushing him at school, and [[FlatWhat sniffing his hair]] in class, the girl does not have the best grasp on social niceties.
* OutdoorsyGal: Julie loves climbing her favorite tree, will raise chickens and will tame her yard.
* PuppyLove: The basic premise.
* RashomonStyle: Shows the events in the movie and book from the perspectives of both Bryce and Juli, which are quite different, especially at the start.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Subverted. Bryce comes off this way from the perspective of Juli's parents and friends. In reality he's got lots of depth; he just also happens to be a raging StepfordSmiler and is deliberately repressing it. Just as she's finally giving up on him, he starts to show it...
** Actually also played straight. After getting over her pining for Bryce, Juli actually comes to learn that she really knows little to nothing about Bryce as the two never had a ''real'' conversation. It wasn't until Bryce attempted to make amends for his previous callousness that the two actually started to bond.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Bryce and Julie, with the addendum that Bryce is [[StepfordSmiler pretty messed up]].
* TheSixties: The film moves the setting to 1963.
* StepfordSmiler: Bryce. He's obsessed with blending at school, making sure that no one realizes how bad the situation at home is, and remaining completely under the radar, all while covering how badly ''repressed'' he is. An interesting variation as he looks like a Type B to the outside world, but is actually far more of a Type A. There's a lot going on there; he just doesn't like to show it.
* StepfordSnarker: Towards other people, Bryce is a Type A StepfordSmiler. Towards the ''audience'' he's this, covering up his insecurities with sarcasm.
* StalkerWithACrush: Juli acts a lot like one early on. She later starts to grow out of it; unfortunately, Bryce still remembers her this way.
** StalkingIsLove: Juli's following of Bryce is never portrayed as anything other than cute; then again, she was in the second grade.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: Juli loves Bryce first but then starts to fall out of love just as Bryce realizes that he is in love with ''her''.
* UpperClassTwit: Bryce's father, Steven Loski.
* VerbedTitle
* WhatBeautifulEyes: What Juli was first attracted to in Bryce.
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11th Feb '14 10:37:01 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* DeadpanSnarker: Bryce, in both the film and the book.


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* FirstPersonSmartass: Bryce in the book.


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* IHaveToGoIronMyDog: Bryce uses a few excuses like this with Juli.


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* StepfordSnarker: Towards other people, Bryce is a Type A StepfordSmiler. Towards the ''audience'' he's this, covering up his insecurities with sarcasm.
11th Feb '14 10:27:54 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* CryForTheDevil: For all that Bryce's father is a bastard, the scene at the dinner table, where we realize that he lost a part of himself when he quit music manages to make you sympathize with him.


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* JerkassFacade: Bryce puts up a pretty good one.
21st Jul '13 7:37:02 AM NhazUl
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* FriendToAllChildren: Chet comes off this way,
20th Jul '13 6:55:04 PM NhazUl
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* {{Foil}}: The DysfunctionalFamily of the Loskis and the QuirkyHousehold of the Bakers. Especially the fathers.
20th Jul '13 4:02:57 PM NhazUl
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* DaddysGirl: Juli.


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* UpperClassTwit: Bryce's father, Steven Loski.
16th Mar '13 6:07:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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* EverythingsBetterWithChickens: Juli's pet chickens.
11th Jan '13 2:57:28 PM SeptimusHeap
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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Subverted. Bryce comes off this way from the perspective of Juli's parents and friends. In reality he's got lots of depth; he just also happens to be a raging StepfordSmiler and is deliberately repressing it. Just as she's finally giving up on him, he starts to show it...
** Actually also played straight. After getting over her pining for Bryce, Juli actually comes to learn that she really knows little to nothing about Bryce as the two never had a ''real'' conversation. It wasn't until Bryce attempted to make amends for his previous callousness that the two actually started to bond.



* ShallowLoveInterest: Subverted. Bryce comes off this way from the perspective of Juli's parents and friends. In reality he's got lots of depth; he just also happens to be a raging StepfordSmiler and is deliberately repressing it. Just as she's finally giving up on him, he starts to show it...
** Actually also played straight. After getting over her pining for Bryce, Juli actually comes to learn that she really knows little to nothing about Bryce as the two never had a ''real'' conversation. It wasn't until Bryce attempted to make amends for his previous callousness that the two actually started to bond.
13th Aug '12 4:16:54 PM lexicon
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* Julie loves climbing her favorite tree, will raise chickens and will tame her yard.

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* OutdoorsyGal: Julie loves climbing her favorite tree, will raise chickens and will tame her yard.
7th Jul '12 11:21:44 AM lexicon
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* Julie loves climbing her favorite tree, will raise chickens and will tame her yard.



* {{Tomboy}}: Julie will climb a tree, own chickens and tame her yard.
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