The wrong angle
Trina: "Hey," I say, though I don't really know them. The boyed-up basketball girl barely moves. The others, her girls, step aside. 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 in between us and is like, "Hey." Like she don't see I'm here and all the space around me is mines. I...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
• 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
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
Jumped is about three high school students who are present when an incident occurs, but the situation is told from three different point of views. Latisha, the one who likes to gossip, witnessed a situation with Dominique and Trina when she left class. Now she is left with ...more
Told from the first-person point of view of three African-American girls—Leticia, Trina and Dominique—who are all students at an inner city school, the story unfolds incrementally as a single day goes by in the lives of the three girls. Academics aren't eas ...more
Ms. Koss/ Mr. McGuire
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
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The theme of Jumped is that Leticia should have told Trina that Dominique wanted to figh ...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
“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
I enjoy books that have drama in them, Jumped is a good example of drama and a gossip-like book. Jumped is about everything that happens in a course of one day, it takes place in a High School in a Urban area. Their are 3 females Leticia, Dominique and Trina with their point of views. Leticia is the girly girl, she’s the type of girl to get her nails done and just talk about everyone and think nobody will step up. Dominique is the one that loves her basketball and ...more
I didn’t want to read this book. But I needed it for the theme and I know Williams-Garcia to be a good writer, so I started it, hoping to rush through and hoping that I wouldn’t end up with nightmares. I was terrified of the violence. Before I started reading, I thought the whole book would be violent. But really, the actual scene where the incident takes place is quite short. While the severity and impact of the violence is made quite clear, the details of the a ...more
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