Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, 9780061962769, 290pp.
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
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Megan McCafferty's Bumped series of books are must-read teen dystopian fiction, along with Ally Condie's Matched series and Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy.
Thumped, the sequel to Bumped, manages to be satiric, scary, and romantic at the same time. It continues the story of separated-at-birth twins, Melody and Harmony, girls as engaging as McCafferty's Jessica Darling. These sisters are the most popular teen girls on the planet. To their fans, they seem to be living ideal lives. Harmony is married to Ram and living in Goodside, the religious community that once meant everything to her. Melody has the genetically flawless Jondoe as her coupling partner, which means money and status--and a bright future.
But both girls are hiding secrets. And they are each pining for the only guys they can't have.... The biggest risk of all could be to finally tell the truth.
Praise For Thumped…
“A sparkling, imaginative romp that is nevertheless plenty provocative.”
“The well-paced plot and the twins’ alternating narratives will keep readers engaged …. A worthwhile read.”
-School Library Journal
Praise for BUMPED: “McCafferty proves that dystopias don’t have to be dreary to be provocative.”
Praise for BUMPED: “Sure to keep [readers] thinking.”
Praise for BUMPED: “BUMPED is brilliant, innovative, and slightly terrifying. Megan McCafferty delivers!”
-Carolyn Mackler, author of TANGLED and the Printz-Honor-book, THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS
Praise for BUMPED: “Megan McCafferty has conceived a hilarious, touching, truly original novel, told in her trademark, spot-on voice. Readers of every age will delight in this new arrival.”
-Rachel Cohn, bestselling author of NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST
Praise for BUMPED: “Bumped has it all: a fascinating yet frighteningly believable world, seamless world-building, great humor, and sophisticated word play. The book will start many a discussion and, alas, raise more than a few eyebrows. I suspect the mothers will like it just as much as the daughters. Bumped is the ‘breediest’ novel of the year.”
-Gabrielle Zevin, author of ELSEWHERE