Have you ever had your privacy invaded? What if you have a diary and find out someone you know has read your private thoughts without your permission? How would you respond?
This is one book with two stories about the same situation. In “I Would Never Do That To Her,” Soley immediately jumps to what seems to be the obvious conclusion and reacts with anger when she discovers her sister Haley reading her diary. She explains her thoughts and feelings toward Haley as they evolve. After reading Soley’s story, you are asked to flip the book over and read the same story from Haley’s perspective. In “She Yelled Until She Was Spitting,” Haley explains her side, her thoughts and feelings. After reading both sides, ask yourself: What would I do if this happened to me?
Each book in the Flippinstories collection portrays a true-to-life situation that might occur at some point in the lives of young people and how the characters handle it: with clear thinking and ultimately looking at it from the other person's perspective.