Friday, May 11, 2012
Thumped (Bumped #2) by Megan McCafferty
Thumped by Megan McCafferty
THE CONCLUSION TO ONE OF THE MOST TALKED-ABOUT NOVELS OF LAST YEAR
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.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
And I’m a back in the world that had me slightly skeeved out, sometimes laughing then sometimes totally out of the loop. It was the lingo, see? All that techno-babble and reproaesthetic what-not were things my brain just refused to absorb. And even when it got a bit ham fisted in how over the top the presentation was, moments of this worked for me.
I did not reread the first one, so I struggled to recall some of the details. But thanks to the short chapters and characters quite capable of getting their meanings across, I did get back into the flow eventually. I was quite surprised by some of the changes they’d undergone:
John Doe’s change, was not that surprising… all his “I’ll do it if it makes you happy...” had me feeling like he’d lost his personality, BUT him unintentionally shifting back to his object of adulation persona was darned entertaining. He was after all more than the sum of his private parts. Oh, lord! This book was funny.
Or Melody and Harmony with their closeness... in the first book, one was reluctant to get to know the other, this one has them already knowing each other AND relying on each other. Melody especially is less me, me, me/my brand, and Harmony less about her being God freaky. I like that they’re extreme positions were toned down… ‘twas less annoying that way.
With all those people espousing one extreme view over another and the addition of teenage love drama, I do confess that I enjoyed this one… at least more readily so than I was with the first book.
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