Monday, May 7, 2012


Reading Reflection #7


Synopsis from Cover:

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.

When my friend told me that since she had gotten "Thumped", but is in the middle of IB exams, I had to "steal" it so she wouldn't read it instead of studying, I was thrilled!

This is the sequel to Megan McCafferty's book "Bumped" and it is just as good! It continues the story of Melody and Harmony, starting 35 weeks after Bumped finished.

I found this book a lot easier to understand compared to Bumped, but that may be because since I had already read Bumped (and re-read it multiple times already) I had gotten to know the characters, and Megan McCafferty's writing pattern.

The plot in this book takes some interesting twists and turns, which make it even better than I thought it would be. Quite a couple predictions that I had right from the beginning came true, and I am proud that I caught on right away!

My favourite part about Thumped was the change you see in the main characters. Both girls really come out of their shells and show how they really are. You see more of the other characters too, and learn some interesting things about them, including Melody's agent, who has a little secret of this own!

When I was reading this book, I realised how odd this series truly is, especially considering that it was written for young adults. Its all about a world where girls are encouraged to have babies. And yet, the consequences, though shown, aren't focused on. I really hope that this doesn't send the wrong message. Of course, we aren't living in a world where older women can no longer reproduce and it is left up to the girls. But still, it could potentially have the wrong effect.

Megan McCafferty had a lot of guts to write a series like this. I am sure that she has probably faced a lot of criticism about it, but that shouldn't change the fact that she wrote a really great series of books.

Hopefully more books about Melody and Harmony to come!! :)

1 comment:

Carly said...

I have bought the first book in this series, (is it a series?), and am super pumped to read it! But now I just read the summary of this book because I was too intrigued not to so hopefully there's nothing majorly spoiler worthy... But anyways I need to start reading it ASAP.