Odkar je Julie Baker v drugem razredu zagledala sošolca Brycea Loskija, je vanj zaljubljena do ušes in odločena, da ga bo nekega dne poljubila. Toda Bryce nad čudaško Julie, ki doma redi kokoši in po cele dneve poseda na svojem najljubšem drevesu, ni prav nič navdušen. Izogiba se je na vsakem koraku in sploh noče imeti ničesar opraviti z njo. Vse se spremeni, ko malce odrasteta in začneta obiskovati srednjo šolo. Bryce nenadoma meni, da je Julie v bistvu super punca, Julie pa, da so Bryceove modre oči tako prazne kot njegova plehka osebnost. Bosta Julie in Bryce sploh kdaj prišla skupaj?
Juli Baker devoutly believes in three things: the sanctity of trees (especially her beloved sycamore), the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens, and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. Ever since she saw Bryce's dazzling brown eyes back in second grade, Juli has been smitten. Unfortunately, Bryce has never felt the same. Frankly, he thinks Juli Baker is a little weird--after all, what kind of freak raises chickens and sits in trees for fun? Then, in eighth grade, everything changes. Bryce begins to see that Juli's unusual interests and pride in her family are, well, kind of cool. And Juli starts to think that maybe Bryce's dazzling brown eyes are as empty as the rest of Bryce seems to be. After all, what kind of jerk doesn't care about other people's feelings about chickens and trees? With Flipped, mystery author Wendelin Van Draanen has taken a break from her Sammy Keyes series, and the result is flipping fantastic. Bryce and Juli's rants and raves about each other ring so true that teen readers will quickly identify with at least one of these hilarious feuding egos, if not both. A perfect introduction to the adolescent war between the sexes.