Ha ha! Finally something I actually go back to and hopefully (no promises though) finish!
If you know me personally or just know my antic style, you should also be fully aware of my whole not medically diagnosed condition of procrastination.
I have a big issue finishing things. Especially when I have other things to finish. And the school year is coming to a close, so I’ve got that to worry about, too.
Some of you might be like, “Hey, V. What the f are you worried about? You’re just a simple teen who’s not even a teen and who just spends all her time rotting away on the internet and who has no social life away from emails to friends.”
Well, you’re right, but for someone who’s doing some things over the summer when they literally would do nothing over the whole entire year, it is a pretty drastic change.
I’ve also got friends this year, so I got that going for me, which is nice.
Anyway, let’s continue with the actual purpose of this blog post.
If you want the previous post about Flipped A.K.A. One of the Best Books in the Entire History of Publishing, click on the words ¨slime man.¨
So leaving off from where we ended, the tension between Mr. Goldilocks and Queen Juli is ever present. She avoids him, she hates him, whereas he seems to want to patch things up because, if you don’t already know, he has a crush on her.
A few days after that whole sit-down dinner, this really, really great event happens.
The 1963 Basketboy Auction is this thing where several boys with lunches in a basket are auctioned off individually. The person that places the highest bid gets to eat lunch with the boy they placed the bid on. You both get to eat whatever is in the basket and just talk.
Juli had some money from selling her hens’ eggs, but she doesn’t want to bid. To avoid temptation, she leaves the money she has at home. She thinks that if she has some money, she’d place a bid on Bryce and eventually lose out because of Sherri, Bryce’s ex-girlfriend (who has a major crush on Bryce).
Her plan fails when one of the people she sells her eggs to gives her some money because she hasn’t paid her. Juli tries to tell her that she doesn’t want it, but to no avail. In the end, she’s got money.
Garrett tells Bryce he saw Juli with a huge wad of money and that he’d be willing to bet that she’s betting on him. Bryce gets excited, he wants to talk to her and everything, but Juli bets on the boy before him. She bets 8 dollars on this nerdy boy who brought onion dip and is into airplanes and fishing.
He’s heartbroken. In the end, Sherri bets on him and wins. She pays a hefty amount, too. I’m guessing 50 bucks.
So now they’re eating lunch. Sherri really likes him and tries to engage with him and talk. Problem is that Juli, his Juli, is sitting next to him and Sherri. He can’t stop looking at her and thinking about how she looks exactly like the one on the newspaper.
For those of you that can’t read Spanish, it says, ¨How can she just sit there, laugh and look so beautiful?¨ I live for these moments people, you don’t understand.
Bryce gets up. Moves to her direction. Says, ¨I need to talk to you, Juli.¨ Pulls her off her chair.
And attempts to kiss her.
Look at her face! She’s absolutely revolted at the idea of kissing him even though she’s wanted it for so long!
But he got curbed. Really. Juli dodges his attempt and runs away crying. She bikes home.
Bryce tries to catch up with her, but meets Garrett. Garrett says that he’s flipped, he had a date with the hottest girl in the school and he blew it for someone like Juli.
Garrett has always been a Jryce hater. Maybe he’s jealous. Who wouldn’t be? PS. It doesn’t happen like that, I just couldn’t find a good gif about it.
Bryce gets a little hotheaded (I mean, Garrett was a pretty crappy guy, so you can’t blame him) and punches him.
Bryce walks back home with a basket full of dirty dishes and a broken heart. At this point, he doesn’t care what others think about him and Juli, he likes her and that’s that. Nothing’s going to stop him from liking her.
Once home, he calls the Bakers. They don’t answer, so he goes over to the Bakers and knocks. Ms. Baker wants Juli to get it, but she doesn’t want to see Bryce after the whole near-kiss situation.
A few days pass when Juli sees Bryce digging up something in the front yard.
She is maaaaaad. All her hard work and he’s there cutting up her grass. Grass she grew.
Juli tells her dad and he’s like, ¨I said it was okay.¨
Bryce then appears carrying a sycamore tree.
Juli comes out and asks him if he needs any help.
And this happens.
Boys, take note. This is how you get a girl to like you.
And it ends like that. Juli gets the kiss she’s been waiting for and Bryce gets Juli to like him back.
Go read the book. It’s great, and if you don’t think so, you can fight me. I dare you.