Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thumped Review

304 pages

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.

This is a great sequel to the first and innovative novel Bumped. The dystopian world created in this series is one in which teenage girls are encouraged to get pregnant often since they become infertile after turning 18. Of course being pregnant is made to seem to be the "cool" thing to do and that creates a lot of interesting changes in the society in which Melody and Harmony live in. Melody lives in more of a sexual exploited society and Harmony lives in a religiously strict one. It's interesting to continue seeing Melody and Harmony's different points of view when it comes to their beliefs about relationships and pregnancy. This book is pretty entertaining despite the serious message about teen pregnancy and marriage behind it. There are a lot of things at the end that turn out to be surprising but the message behind this book is a good one. I really enjoyed reading this even though I'm not sure at what age this would be appropriate for young adult readers. I would recommend it to those looking to read a dystopian novel that deals with serious matters in an entertaining yet relevant way.


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