28 June 2012

Thumped by Megan McCafferty


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.

I think if I had to describe this book in one word it would be “convenient”. A lot of the the things in this book seem convenient when they happen. From Jondoe and Melody’s rise to fame to Harmony’s escape from Goodside things seem to flow just a little too easily. Convenient is not exactly the same as contrived, however. Things seem to flow a bit better than they do with contrived books, and there is a basis laid for all the choices characters make. And this book really is about character and choices. Characters only have the barest of plot twists to get through, leaving them lots of time for introspections and character development. Compared to “Bumped” this is where the book really shines: characters have time to grow and react to things around them rather than relying only on the plot to drive things along. Although the end wraps things up in a bow that’s a little too tidy for my liking I still enjoyed this book more than I did “Bumped” and I would recommend the series to people who like satire of America today.

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