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...more
• 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 ...more
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 ...more
There are three characters that change in each chapter. So you have to pay a lot of attent ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Meanwhile, Leticia is a busybody who overhears Dominique's plan to jump Trina. He ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
The theme of Jumped is that Leticia should have told Trina that Dominique wanted to figh ...more
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 ...more
"I learned to read early, and ...more