Author: Megan McCafferty web | twitter | fb
Series: Bumped #2
Publication: April 2012; Balzer + Bray
Cover Love: ♥♥♥♥♥
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. GoodReads
Last year I read and loved Bumped, the first book in this series. It was so refreshing to read something different, something I never would've imagined someone would write and I laughed my ass off. Since then, I've been waiting anxiously for Thumped to arrive. And I was not disappointed!
Thumped picks up eight and a half months later, both identical twins, Harmony and Melody are preggo with twins and are due to give birth at the same time. Harmony went back to Goodside, her preachy-teachy gated community with her husband, Ram, and Melody is busy branding herself and her soon-to-be bumps all over the world with the hottest sperminator, Jondoe. Though the whole world is worshiping them and they're the most popular trend on the MiNet, both girls are living humongous lies. It seems like they're both more weighed down by the burden of telling the truth than their pregnancies. Melody, once again, has hatched the perfect plan. This time to start a reproductive revolution with her best friend, Zen. But she starts to question her reasoning behind it when she sees who could get hurt in the process. Harmony is still conflicted about her Goodside ways even though she chose to go back and play "good wife" to her husband. She's due any day now but isn't sure if she's ready for all the responsibility. Does she want to be a mom? Does she want her babies brought up the way she was? And she can't stop thinking about Jondoe...and for good reason!
Just like its predecessor, Thumped was hilarious and had subtle messages about religion, woman's sexuality, and feminism without being preachy. When their secrets are revealed, Harmony and Melody had some very serious decisions to make and I thought they really matured by the end of the book. I even got a little teary-eyed on the last couple of pages. Megan McCafferty, I love her. I love the lingo, gadgets and terminology she created for the teen-preg obsessed society of the future. I caught myself laughing out loud so many times. It made me want to read Bumped again. I'm sad that this is the last book!!! Harmony and Melody were great characters, I'm gonna miss them. Because the book is told from their alternate points of view, you get a better sense of their individuality and how different they are from each other.
I hope sometime in the future, there will be some short stories related to this series that I can download on my Kindle. But until then, I think I'll dig into Megan's Jessica Darling series.
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