Monday, August 8, 2011

New Customer Review - Jumped

by Rita Williams-Garcia [j]

Jumped introduced me to a world that I know exists but am often able to ignore: teen violence. The action occurs in one day through the stories of three different girls whose lives will become intertwined. Letica is your typical teenage girl who worries more about her nails than her education. She overhears Domininque's plans to beat up Trina. None of these teens are particularly likeable. Yet during the course of the book I grew to halfway like them, simply because Rita Williams-Garcia makes them so real. I felt as if they were walking my school hallways. None of these girls change. Jumped also lacks a pretty tied up in a nice neat bow ending. As such, while it engrossed me, I also felt unsettled. -- review submitted by Allison H.F. - a customer of the Bennett Martin Public Library

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