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Acclaimed author Rita Williams-Garcia gives readers an intimate, gritty portrayal of three very different teens on the day when everything collides.

Trina: "Hey," I say, though I don't really know them. It's okay if they don't speak. I know how it is. They can't all be Trina.

Dominique: Some stupid little flit cuts right between us and is like, "Hey." I slam my fist

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Published January 1st 2010 by Recorded Books, LLC (first published February 24th 2009)
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Oct 22, 2009 Jeanne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
The story takes place (mostly) in one day at a large, urban high school. We have three main characters, all female:

• Leticia is the beleaguered cell phone addict, who is mostly interested in gossip and manicures.

• Trina is the bouncy Latina for whom art is everything.

• Dominique is the tough b-baller who’s been benched due to poor grades.

When bitter Dominique decides to jump Trina for some perceived slight, it is up to Leticia to warn Trina. Why? Because Trina is oblivious to the alleged inciden
Jul 29, 2010 Alicia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban
All this talk leading up to one event-- jumping Trina because she cut in front of hot-headed Dominique who already has anger issues with not being able to play basketball because of her poor grades.

It's a quick and easy read (I did it in about an hour) from ALA's quick picks for reluctant readers. Especially since the action is broken into three narratives: Trina, who doesn't know that she's going to get jumped; Dominique, who felt dissed by Trina after she cut her off in the hallway; and Letic
Tenecia Abbott
Interesting read!, this book really expresses the overall meaning of high school drama. Good story line .
Cory Dorn
I Say this book is for older adults to Young Adults of Both genders would be able to read this book. Why, because this book changes characters each Chapter. It would be harder for younger people to pay attention on what is going on. Because kids have a short attentions spend. To be honest I barley know what was going on myself. Other than that it is a easy book to read there is not that much hard of words.
There are three characters that change in each chapter. So you have to pay a lot of attent
Nov 05, 2009 Cherylann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
This is a 3.5 star book, which could go up or down depending on how the book sits with me over the next few days.

Jumped takes place during the course of one day. Williams-Garcia weaves her story through the perspectives of Dominique, Trina, and Leticia. At first, I thought Dominique was the only one with a "problem". She is an angry, angry young woman. Her anger is clearly illustrated in her first chapter. She's waiting in the faculty parking lot for her science teacher. She needs to "talk" to
This is a great addition to the genre of realistic fiction for African-American girls, although the themes are relevant to readers of any race. I have a few criticisms, which I'll get out of the way: One of the three characters, the vain, bouncy girl who is the target of another girl's violence, was less believable than the others. I actually would have preferred to just hear from the other two characters: the troubled basketball-playing girl who is looking for an outlet for her anger (who I fou ...more
Kirsten Young
Dec 09, 2010 Kirsten Young rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't like reading at all but, for the first time I actually liked this book.Jumped is one of the few books that I've read throughout the years. I can actually say that I was comfortable with reading it. If you like stories that can relate to your life or what your surrounded by then Jumped is the book for you. I recommend teenagers between the ages of 14-18 to read this. There are some curse words in here but, if your matture enough then it shouldn't bother you. Jumped relates to a lot of ki ...more
Vasu Laeietpiboon
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Jan 07, 2010 Siri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book reminded me a lot of Inexcusable. It covers a period of one day, and is told from three different viewpoints (all high school girls). One of the high school girls accidentally bumps another girl in the hallway while walking. This girl takes the "bump" offensively...except the girl who bumped into her didn't even realize she had. The girl who is bumped into decides that the offender needs to be "taught a lesson" (get beat up) and that she will do that after school gets out. A third girl ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Trina is a beautiful, bouncy girl who is proud of herself and is sure that everyone envies her looks and personality.

When she is delivering some of her artwork to a teacher for a project, she walks too close to Dominique... "cuts into" her space... and Dominique, who is a tough basketball athlete, takes exception to that. She slams her fist into her other hand, and announces to her friends that Trina is as good as "jumped."

Leticia understands the imp
Medeia Sharif
Mar 05, 2011 Medeia Sharif rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Dominique is a rough and tough basketball player. Trina is a pretty-in-pink girl who thinks she's all that. But Trina messes up when she brushes past Dominique, breezing through her personal space when Dominique isn't in a good mood. Dominique is in trouble with her coach over her bad grades and she's trying to intimidate a teacher to pull her grade up a notch. Her solution: take her anger out on Trina after school.

Meanwhile, Leticia is a busybody who overhears Dominique's plan to jump Trina. He
This is one of those books that before you read it, seems like it would be perfect for Reluctant Readers. It's small, about African American girls and impending violence, short chapters, everything. I was really surprised that it had gotten a bit poohpoohed at the Quick Picks meeting, because it "seemed" to have it all.

Well, this is why you read the book. Nothing really happens. The whole book is the buildup and it's not very interesting. There is no reason to root for any of the characters, esp
Nicole Gromadzki
Mar 14, 2016 Nicole Gromadzki rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There was literally no plot to this book it was so boring and pointless. I am so confused as to why this was a National Book Award Finalist...
Dominique is a brooding, hard-core basketballer with a highly defined sense of her personal space (in other words, don't get up in her space). Trina is flirtaciousness and light, oblivious to all but the beauty she brings to the world. Leticia is an onlooker from the sidelines, eager to see the show, any show. Leticia is the one who sees Trina unwittingly cross Dominique's personal space, sees the look that crosses Dominique's face and Leticia knows It's On for after school. Readers see in alter ...more
Jan 20, 2016 Ranithia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia, is about 3 girl in the mix of a dispute. Trina, who is very conceited and she makes sure that everyone likes her looks and personality. Dominique, who is passionate about basketball, unfortunately she wasn't allowed to play because of a grade she had in her class. She is in a social intervention because of a fight prior to this school year, that shows that she might have a little anger problem. Leticia is constantly on her phone and people call her celina ...more
Austin Ciesiolka
Jan 20, 2016 Austin Ciesiolka rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever been in high school? If so did you have a lot of friends and got a lot of attention like Trina. Or got into a lot of trouble like Domonique. Or didn't like to go to class like Leticia.In the book Jumped three high school students face high school challenges. They had overcome from their environment.
The book jumped to me wasn't all that good the reason being it was boring for way too long. It took the author to long to get the great, interesting writing across. I wouldn't rec
Brittany McKinnie
Brittany McKinnie
Ms. Koss/ Mr. McGuire
English 11A
16 January 2016

In the book Jumped written by Rita-Williams Garcia the author explains the day-to-day life of three teenage girls. The three girls are diverse but yet very different from each other: Leticia, Dominique and Trina. Each of these girls have different personalities and character traits. In my opinion Trina is a bit conceited/vain, Dominique is the troublemaker, and Leticia is the “outside watcher”. Trina accidentally bumps Dominique a
Jan 19, 2016 Sierra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

“Jumped” by Rita Williams-Garcia is set in a high school in New York. It mostly depicts the struggles as well as the cliques throughout high school. It is a very relatable story that talks about the lives of three different girls in the timeframe of a day. Dominique, who is a very aggressive person, feels like Trina interrupted her space and she needs to take care of it. This is founded out pretty early in the book and through the rest of it, there is this lead up to whether she will do it or no
Brittany Thomas
This book was a pretty good book. It did have some parts that was unnecessary parts that they should've left. like how they was talking about what colors Trina should use and how she color cordinate her notebook while taking notes. It was stuff like that, they should've left out. They also should have left out when Leticia was in gym and she broke her nail and she started to complain about who was going to fix her nail and the whole conversation between her and her mom about her going to the sho ...more
Destiny Coleman

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Jumped is a novel by Rita Williams-Garcia and it goes into the problems a female student faces in just one day. The story takes place at a large urban high school. There are three main characters: Trina, Leticia, and Dominique. Letricia is a phone addict and she addicted to gossip. Trina is a self-centered Latina that loves art. And Dominique is a tough basketball player who was benched due to poor grades. When bitter Dominique decides to jump Trina for some perceived slight, it is u
Dedrea Thomas
Jan 19, 2016 Dedrea Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the book jumped, there were three girls trina, dominique and leticia. The book is based on teen girls who were african-american in an urban school, but can relate to any race of readers. I have a few things that i dislike about this book : how trina one of the characters is so conceited it's unbelieveable. Trina is one of the narrators that character is so vain but to me her character is unrealistic. Dominique is also a narrator who plays basketball but is seemed to be looking for a way to re ...more
Jaylen A.
Jumped By Rita Williams-Garcia

The main characters in this book are Dominique,Trina,and Leticia. These 3 girls are going through what they think is a normal and typical day in school. Without wanting to reveal too much the three girls days are twined. Everything that happens in this book happens in one day. An 8 hour school day if you will. Leticia is at school early to take her ground zero Geometry class. Trina is at school early to finish an art project. Dominique is at school early to talk to
Jan 18, 2016 Ashley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
From the beginning, I could tell very clearly that the "award winning" book Jumped wasn't all that interesting. Before I had read the book it sounded very dramatic and I was interested immediately. After I started reading the book I found out very late that the book carries out for awhile only to find out it leads up to one short dramatic event. After a few chapters I caught myself losing interest and focus. I would say in my own perspective it is very hard trying to keep up with all the charact ...more
Alexis Bonds

Jumped is a book by acclaimed author Rita Williams- Garcia. This book was written in 1st person point of view. Jumped takes you inside the lives of three teenage girls, Trina, Dominique and Leticia. Each of the main Characters have their own personal traits and personalities

Dominique is in love with basketball, but unfortunately was benched in her class due to her grades, which has her enraged. She's in social intervention because of a fight that happened a year before, which tells me that
Nasima Begum
Jan 18, 2016 Nasima Begum rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Nasima Begum

English 11A

Ms. Koss

jumped book review

The book Jumped written by Rita Williams-Garcia in urban high school. In the book they have three main character Trina , Dominique , Leticia. They all are different than each other. Trina is someone who love art for her art is everything. Dominique is the one who's been benched due to poor grades. Leticia is the one who care for her phone so much. she even have name for her phone.

Dominique is tough basketball player. Trina is a pink girl who t
Jan 15, 2016 Lacey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book i'm reading is Jumped by:Rita Williams Garcia.There is three main characters in the book Trina,Leticia and Dominique.Trina is the pretty girl who think she is all that,Dominique is a strong girl and has a passion for basketball,Leticia sees everything that happens and gossips about it.Leticia was walking in the hallway and she seen Trina bump into Dominique then she went and gossiped to her friends.

The theme of Jumped is that Leticia should have told Trina that Dominique wanted to figh
Gabriela G.
Jan 15, 2016 Gabriela G. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia has that drama with three girls, and their names are Leticia, Trina, and Dominique. Those three girls tend to have some type of drama going on with each other and one of them are going to get jumped which happens in real life too, and those type of situation books make it interesting. This story changed the way I think about stereotypical high school students. This book shows how High school really is with the girls getting into some type of trouble with g ...more
Kameron Roberts
This book starts off in a geometry class before school and mostly takes place in the school. The whole story basically takes place over the course of a day. It illustrates what high school life is about and the problems that can easily occur in a high school with kids nowadays. The biggest example shown is the problem that sparks between two of the main girls in the story: Dominique and Trina. Truthfully Jumped wasn’t the best book, for me at least. Before reading the book, it really sounded int ...more
Juanita Ridky
Juanita Ridky
Ms Koss
English 11A
January 13, 2016


In the book Jumped, written by Rita Williams-Garcia she explains the daily lives of three high school teenagers. The three girls are very different from each other : Leticia, Dominique, and
Trina. Trina is the girl that is all into herself, Dominique is the troublemaker, and Leticia is the outside watcher. Trina accidently bumps Dominique and Leticia sees it all. As the author goes on she lets the girls tell the story from their point of vie
Devyn C
Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia was probably if not the best book that placed me into the drama and action of a story. While reading this book Rita Williams-Garcia actually made me feel like I was in the urban high school life of Trina, the Latina that loves art, Dominique, the basketball player, and Leticia, the cell phone loving gossip girl. My experience with this book would be one I would never forget! For me personally, I think this book has made me realize that there multiple sides of life, ...more
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