“Gr 9 Up–Science fiction frequently introduces readers to mind-bending scenarios, and Thumped is no exception. In this dystopian sequel to Bumped. 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. Thumped (Bumped, book 2) by Megan McCafferty - book cover, description, publication history.


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The message of Thumped echoes that of Bumped.

We are in danger of living in a world where teen pregnancy, which already elevates some girls to celebrity status, will consume us to the point that we, like Melody's parents, Ash and Ty, are willing to whore out our children to procreate.

As Melody observes, Our whole thumped megan mccafferty has gone That's what we're dealing with here. Not bumps or pregs or deliveries. Or whatever other euphemism you thumped megan mccafferty to use to distance yourself from the truth.

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And we're having meaningless sex to do it! And yet we pretend like it's no big deal.


We pretend we aren't in the business of buying and selling human beings. Part of Melody's enlightenment as to the terrible thumped megan mccafferty of "pregging" is due to the Jaydens, the couple paying for the twins she supposedly is carrying. Melody is drawn thumped megan mccafferty them.

Her gut instinct is that they would make great parents, and she truly would like to help them out in that regard. But Melody is not the one who is pregnant, and Harmony is back with her husband, Ram, in Goodside. This is a fantastic satire of what we have become and the potential of what we could be, if we continue to prize celebrity over actual accomplishment.

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Parts of this are guffawingly funny, and parts might meld your cold hard heart just a little. When Ram makes a life changing announcement, I admit that I didn't know whether to applaud him or laugh at the silliness of the reactions he thumped megan mccafferty.

Again, we buy into a celebrity culture based on nothing but toothpicks in the sand. My biggest complaint about Thumped is its ease. What made Bumped thumped megan mccafferty intriguing is that it asked us to examine that side of us that buys People magazine and reads articles about Jamie Lynn Spears' thumped megan mccafferty pregnancy color me guilty or watches reality television about teen mothers.

As a high school teacher, I see so many girls get pregnant during the very years they should be free from that enormous responsibility, so Bumped gave me a lot to think about and consider.

Thumped is not as challenging. The "bad guys" are much easier to spot, and the debate is more clear cut. There isn't a lot of controversy or conflict here as far as the book's message. Oh, sure, Melody and Harmony find themselves in a pickle, and the men in their lives alternately assist and provoke them, but there is no mystery as to what Megan Thumped megan mccafferty wants us to take away from her novel.

I think I miss that.


Still, though, Thumped is a good follow-up to its predecessor. Melody and Harmony's voices are strong. Their happiness and satisfaction with their own lives are not contingent upon anyone but themselves.

The emotional impact of the book is unexpected and a great payoff. Melody kind of thumped megan mccafferty it all up with these lines: From now on, I live for me.

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