Waiting on Wednesday: Thumped by Megan McCafferty

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

My house smells like burnt sugar.  My fingers are blistered a little from the strings of really hot glue I’ve been messing around with.  I’m trying to figure out the most cost-effective manner to obtain 300 helium filled balloons and if 300 balloons would lift 25 pounds of tree.  I’ve been looking for a hand saw for the last twenty minutes without success. 

I’m pretty sure GISHWHES is the most interesting thing that has ever happened in my life.  Tomorrow being Thanksgiving is just a secondary concern at the moment.

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR BUMPED

 

Thumped (Bumped #2)
Megan McCafferty

Balzar + Bray
Releases on April 24, 2012
304 pages 
Buy it on Amazon here

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.

Bumped was a strange sort of surprise earlier this year.  It was a quick easy read about a future I can see occurring where teenagers make millions of dollars to conceive the perfect genetic child in a world where sterility hits by the age of 20.  The twin main characters had enough of a distinctive personality that they made for interesting story telling.  I’m surprised that this sequel jumps so far into the future (relatively, of course) and the premise is a bit cutesy, but McCaffery set up a story that could have fallen into cutesy territory in Bumped and managed to avoid it.  I’m eager to spend a little more time in this twisted world.