Thumped

Thumped is the conclusion to the dystopian novel ‘Bumped’ by Megan McCafferty

It is hard to talk about this book without spoiling the first one so I will try really hard not to but I apologise in advance to anyone who reads this who hasn’t read the first book yet and I give too much away.

Thumped brings us back to Melody and Harmony’s lives 8 months after the end of Bumped. Harmony is living back in her religious community and Melody is trying to deal with the mess that was left behind. However neither of them are happy with their situations. Harmony, who is about to give birth, makes the radical decision to leave the safety of her home once again in order to find happiness with the help of Melody, Jondoe and unexpectedly her husband Ram. She is still torn between what she know to be a good choice in Ram and her what her heart seems to want Jondoe but Jondoe is determined to prove himself to her anyway he can and it is him with her when she finally goes into labour. Melody on the other hand is struggling with her feelings for best friend Zen and the expectations of her bumping contract. These bits make for quite amusing reading and the balance of comedy and plot made the book very easy to get into and not want to put down. Both girls learn through the book that they still have things they want to experience in life and that they want to become their own person. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was full of easy emotions and it had me laughing, getting frustrated and desiring what I wanted to be the outcome. I didn’t get the outcome I wanted but I think it was the right one and I really enjoyed reading the book.

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