Thumped (Bumped #2)
Review of Bumped (Bumped #1)
Publication Date: April 24th 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult
It’s been thirty-five weeks since twin sisters Harmony and Melody went their separate ways. And now their story has become irresistible: twins separated at birth, each due to deliver twins…on the same day!
Married to Ram and living in Goodside, Harmony spends her time trying to fit back into the community she once believed in. But she can’t forget about Jondoe, the guy she fell for under the strangest of circumstances.
To her adoring fans, Melody has achieved everything: a major contract and a coupling with the hottest bump prospect around. But this image is costing her the one guy she really wants.
The girls’ every move is analyzed by millions of fans eagerly counting down to “Double Double Due Date.” They’re two of the most powerful teen girls on the planet, and they could do only one thing to make them even more famous:
Tell the truth.
Bumped is like a light social commentary, Thumped is a full out media rebellion. It tops Bumped by a lot and I am incredibly glad that this one I own, because I plan to reread it. This is the book where things get good. Some time has passed between the last book and this one and now they are on damage control, selling an image of the twin girls having twins. Jondoe is in complete love with Harmony, Harmony is back at the Church with Ram, and Zen and Melody have a plan.
You spend most of the novel wondering where everything is going to end up. There is this huge knot and there seems to be no way to unravel it. I ate this book right up, once again it is fast paced and the writing is well done, not distracting from the storyline. It brings to light more of the questions that many readers wondered during Bumped.
In this social system, everyone's part gets questioned and analyzed and we ask ourselves is this right, what if this ever happened?
This book reads more like YA Dystopia than YA Contemporary, but it does still have that feel to it.
I really adore two things about this book the most. The first is the way both Melody and Harmony pretty much commit the biggest rebellion each one could do for themselves. Harmony runs from the Church, cuts off her hair, dyes it and has the babies a man she isn't married to. Melody on the other hand wants to have sex with no baby aftermath and she is faking being pregnant which goes against her entire education.
The second thing I love, because I'm a sap, is the fact that it ends happy. It is a happy ending for everyone and that pleases me. Melody gets her message out, the Jaydens get the twins they were promised, Ram comes out, Harmony doesn't want the kids so she's okay giving them away, and Jondoe gets Harmony. Of course I know things shouldn't really line up that nicely, but it made me super happy that they did. I finished reading the book with this gigantic grin on my face, so go McCafferty for that.
Thumped thumps Bumped as a book, so if you enjoyed the first you will adore this sequel. It really does make you think, while still being a light and fast paced happy read.