Megan McCafferty s Bumped series of books are must-read teen dystopian fiction, along with Ally Condie s Matched series and Veronica Roth s Divergent trilogy.Thumped, the sequel to Bumped, manages to be satiric, scary, and romantic at the same time. It continues the story of separated-at-birth twins, Melody and Harmony, girls as engaging as McCafferty s Jessica Darling. These sisters are the most popular teen girls on the planet. To their fans, they seem to be living ideal lives. Harmony is married to Ram and living in Goodside, the religious community that once meant everything to her. Melody has the genetically flawless Jondoe as her coupling partner, which means money and status and a bright future.But both girls are hiding secrets. And they are each pining for the only guys they can t have . The biggest risk of all could be to finally tell the truth."
- Hardback | 290 pages
- 147.32 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
- 24 Apr 2012
- Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
- New York, NY, United States
Back cover copy
It's been thirty-five weeks since twin sisters Harmony and Melody went their separate ways. Since then, their story has become irresistible to legions of girls: twins separated at birth and living different lives, each due to deliver sets of twins . . . on the same day! In a future where only teens can "bump," or give birth, babies mean money, status, and freedom.Married to Ram and living in religious Goodside, Harmony spends her time trying to fit back into the community she once loved and believed in. But she can't seem to forget about Jondoe, the guy she fell in love with under the strangest of circumstances. To her adoring fans, Melody has achieved everything she always wanted: a big, fat contract and a coupling with Jondoe, the hottest bump prospect around. But this image is costing her the one guy she really wants.Cursed by their own popularity, the girls are obsessively tracked by their millions of fans, who have been eagerly counting down the days to their "Double Double Due Date." Without a doubt, they are two of the most powerful teen girls on the planet, and there's only one thing they could do that would make them more famous than they already are: Tell the truth.
Praise for BUMPED: Sure to keep [readers] thinking. --Kirkus Reviews"
Our customer reviews
Thumped by Megan McCafferty is much more compelling than the first (Bumped)! In the beginning, it lays out what has taken place right after the ending of the first novel, and then jumps right back into the happenings of Melody and Harmony in present time. This isn't a spoiler but as a refresher: from book one (Bumped) we've read that Harmony and Johndoe "spent the night" together...so, in Thumped Harmony has finally gotten 'BUMPED' and the kicker is - so is Melody! Like the first novel, the story goes back and forth alternating from Harmony's POV to Melody's POV. Harmony, in her third trimester, has decided to go back to Goodside with Ram and to deliver her baby there, and Melody with her preggo self has chosen to stay in Otherside as a couple with Johndoe. Yup, you read that right - MELODY and Johndoe are an item! I am so liking the new writing style and greatly appreciating that Megan decided to drop the lingo/dialect from the first book. Some terms were still kept, but this time around it took less time to read, understand, and take in what was going on. This book was putty in my hands. I got done reading it in a quickness because it was that much more enjoyable. The sarcasm was hilarious, the drama was awing, and the whole thing was thought provoking. Megan McCafferty skillfully covered many grounds in such a few pages; there was parenthood, consensual and non-consensual sex, pro/anti-procreating, religion, promiscuity, and SO much more! Trying to give a review for this novel without naming points of great importance, or even parts that you were keen on would ruin the experience and impact of what this novel will convey. Thumped offers an overload of things to think and wonder about of the present that will have you replaying verses over and over in your mind days after you've finished reading it. A FUN AND GREAT MUST READ SEQUEL!!show moreby SpadesHigh