Thursday, May 24, 2012
Thumped by Megan McCafferty
Author- Megan McCafferty
Published- April 24th, 2012
Balzer + Bray
Obtained from the library
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.-- Goodreads
As always, keep in mind that this is the second book in the series. This review may possibly contain spoilers from Bumped.
So my thoughts on the cover- It relates well to Bumped. I liked how they kept the egg theme going. I think this cover is very symbolic towards the birth of babies hence the hatching egg. It relates well to the story and adds a cute touch.
It has been quite a while since I read Bumped, so I was afraid of being unable to recall what happened in book one. No such problems occurred. The beginning of the story served as a good recap for what happened in the last book and I was able to recall exactly why I loved Bumped so much.
Mrs. McCafferty came up with a neat (and somewhat scary) concept. Teenagers hired to "bump" with sperm donors for older couples in their country all because of a Virus that deems all girls above the age of 18 infertile. It is weird to think that this could possibly happen in our world. Nevertheless, the concept was fresh and unique and utterly gripping.
I loved getting to know both Melody and Harmony in a deeper sense, even though I felt that Harmony's story delved deeper than Melody's. I love that this book is written in dual-perspective so I did feel like I got to know each girl on an individual basis. Both girls have matured in this book, but most especially Harmony. I cannot even imagine what being a teen mother is like (and I hope to never find out!). Both girls handle their situations with poise, which in the long run works out for them.
And then there's Jondoe! He is sooo swoon-worthy and definitely more grown up. He finally comes to terms with the fact that he actually loves someone and wants to settle down. He no longer wants to be the super fertile bachelor he has been for so long. I find him to be an admirable role model.
As far as action goes, this book had little to none in my opinion. I guess you could bundle this book together as two genres, dystopian and contemporary, mostly because it was more focused on romance rather than turmoil in the society.
I kind of wish there was or will be a sequel to this series to see how Melody and Harmony end up ten or more years into the future. I think that would be hind of neat.
Overall, I enjoyed Thumped, but I for sure need to read an action novel next to make up for the lack of action in this book.
I will be giving this book four stars!