quote by Wendelin Van Draanen

Maybe my mother's right. Maybe there is more to Bryce Loski than I know. Maybe it's time to meet him in the proper light.

— Wendelin Van Draanen

Astounding Bryce Loski quotations

My grandfather stood beside me and looked across the street, too.

"No, Bryce," he said softly. "She's the same as she's always been; you're the one who's changed." He clapped his hand on my shoulder and whispered, "And son, from here on out, you'll never be the same again.

...and I realized that Garrett was right about one thing- I had flipped. Completely.

What he did to my heart was sheer, inexplicable, magic.

Sometimes a little discomfort in the beginning can save a whole lot of pain down the road.

I liked it. I liked her. And every time I saw her, she seemed more beautiful. She just seemed to glow. I'm not talking like a hundred-watt bulb; she just had this warmth to her. Maybe it came from climbing that tree. Maybe it came from singing to chickens. Maybe it came from whacking at two-by-fours and dreaming about perpetual motion. I don't know. All I know is that compared to her, Shelly and Miranda seemed so...ordinary.

And now I was seeing that there was something really cool about that family.

All of them. They were just...real. And who were we? There was something spinning wickedly out of control inside this house. It was like seeing inside the Baker's world had opened up windows into our own, and the view was not a pretty one. Where had all this stuff come from? And why hadn't I ever seen it before.

But in my heart I knew the old Bryce was toast.

There was no going back. Not to Garrett or Shelly or Miranda or any of the other people who wouldn't understand. Juli was different, but after all these years that didn't bother me anymore. I liked it. I liked her.

So there I was, with the two hottest girls on campus, having lunch.

I was "the man", the envy of every other guy in our school. Buddy, I was miserable." -Bryce Loski

I had Flipped. -Bryce Loski

The room fell quiet. And as I read down the list of over one hundred and fifty eight-grade boys, I realized that to me, there had only ever been one boy.