Monday, June 25, 2012

Emilia's Review on Thumped

Thumped
Author: Megan McCafferty (@meganmccafferty)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Source: Bought
Rating: Escapable
Series: Bumped #2
The Other Books: Bumped
Challenge: Sophomore Reading Challenge
Extras:
Seek: Amazon, Goodreads
It's been thirty-five weeks since twin sisters Harmony and Melody went their separate ways. Since then, their story has become irresistible to legions of girls: twins separated at birth and living different lives, each due to deliver sets of twins . . . on the same day! In a future where only teens can "bump," or give birth, babies mean money, status, and freedom.

Married to Ram and living in religious Goodside, Harmony spends her time trying to fit back into the community she once loved and believed in. But she can't seem to forget about Jondoe, the guy who she fell in love with under the strangest of circumstances.

To her adoring fans, Melody has achieved everything she always wanted: a big, fat contract and a coupling with Jondoe, the hottest bump prospect around. But this image is costing her the one guy she really wants.

Cursed by their own popularity, the girls are obsessively tracked by their millions of fans, who have been eagerly counting down the days to their "Double Double Due Date." Without a doubt, they are two of the most powerful teen girls on the planet, and there's only one thing they could do that would make them more famous than they already are:

Tell the truth.
 I liked how the cover matches the first cover. I think it represents not only that a baby is coming, but the truth coming out. Maybe, finally, Melody and Harmony can be themselves.
“What are you doing, Harmony? What are we going to do?”

At eight and a half months along, I don’t have much time left for figuring out the answer. I rub the naked nape of my neck and do what I haven’t been able to do since I came back all those months ago: Tell the truth.

“I don’t know.”
In this book, I was actually more excited to read than the first book. Because I knew who the characters were and understand the world they live in. If I had waited a year to read this book, I don’t think I would have been all that interested. I liked just finishing the first book and going right into the second.

In the sequel, I felt more of a connection with the characters than I did in the first book. I think you get more of understanding of who they are and they’re choices. Even though, this book has the same pacing as the other one.

Melody and Harmony are twins separated at birth. They lived two different lives until Harmony discovered she had twin and searched for her. Harmony lived a place called Goodside, Church settlement where they believe in waiting until you’re married to have sex. Melody lives in Otherside, where girls are paid to have babies for couples. Melody is one of those girls and Harmony was trying to convince her to come to Goodside. However, it didn’t end up that way.

You have the same characters come back from the first one. The biggest difference you will notice in Melody and Harmony is their tummies and their thoughts. Melody used to believe in having babies for others and getting paid was a good thing, but now she is having second thoughts. While Harmony is starting to think that living in Goodside wasn’t a good decision for her and her twins.

There was more drama in this one than the other. There were also some good moments that will make you laugh or smile. I really like getting to know the characters and really love the ending of the story.

I know I didn't say as much as I did on the first book, but this book is just one of those books you have to read to get it. It did have great meaning and felt like it wasn't set in the future world because there were some similarities to our world. I would suggest reading both books together instead separating them into long periods of time. 
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