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3.50  ·  Rating details ·  1,252 ratings  ·  285 reviews

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

Hardcover, 169 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Amistad
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Jul 29, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Gray Cox
Dec 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
This plot is so juvenile, except it couldn't be for middle grade because it's a bit suggestive in places, and also word usage.

But the plot really annoyed me, what are we in third grade? Also, I'm 9.99% sure these girls were third graders, because the pettiness! GOSH, THE PETTINESS. I know petty girls, and high school girls who openly call themselves the queens of petty, but sheesh! These girls freakin' stole their crowns off of their greasy hair, lol.

Here's the plot of this book:

Airhead: EVERY
Tenecia Abbott
Apr 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Interesting read!, this book really expresses the overall meaning of high school drama. Good story line .
Oct 16, 2009 rated it did not like it
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
Sep 12, 2018 added it
This book takes place all in one day with I didn't like that much. I think that the book being placed all in one day makes it very slow paced. I did like the fact about the bullying part where its not just boys being bullied its everyone. I also think that the threat of being punched or pushed is scary but also the emotional part of someone not liking you or hating you.
Cory Dorn
Mar 19, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Mar 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 05, 2009 rated it liked it
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
Jennifer Wardrip
Jan 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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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
Doc Harley
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it

Personal Review
I actually liked this book quite a bit despite it being from the viewpoint of girls only. The only reason I did not give it five stars is because it was not very high on the relatability scale with me. Other than that I really liked the plot and I thought it was very well written. This is definitely the best book I have read so far this year.

Trina, Dominique, and Leticia are just average school girls, all going about their own business. While they are all almost polar
Vasu Laeietpiboon
Sep 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Medeia Sharif
Mar 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 06, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Nov 04, 2009 added it
Shelves: favorites
Told from the alternating viewpoints of three high school students, this book about girl-on-girl violence will leave you with all sorts of what-if scenarios in your head and a need to the analyze each of the sympathetically portrayed characters. The end is heartbreaking, particularly the final chapter from Leticia's point-of-view, which shows you how little it can all mean. Jumped is up for the National Book Award--I'd be happy to see it win.
Jan 20, 2011 rated it liked it
Told in the voice of three teenage girls as they go through a school day, the story shows how teens interact with friends and teachers often thinking only of themselves and what they want or need. The story collides at the end as one angry girl( Dominique) takes her anger out on another student. Throughout the day, the suspense and anticipation build as students sense something is about to happen. They just don't have sense of what will happen or the long lasting consequences.
Mar 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
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...
Amy Layton
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was wildly detailed and realistic, and does a fantastic job of remaining interesting though the bulk of the book takes place in the course of one day.  When Trina, a Miss "It" girl cuts between Dominique, a girl who's been benched from basketball due to her grades, and her friends, Dominique decides that there's only one way to solve this issue.  Letitia, on the other hand, is witness to both the transgression and the aftermath.  

All three girls are different and all truly show just ho
Danielle Routh
Aug 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm not the intended audience, so I'm not surprised I didn't love this book, but I can definitely appreciate it. I thought Dominique's narrative was the strongest and really exemplified how someone's personal life and struggles can cause them to act out toward others, even if they don't have a reason to do so. Trina was annoying, yes, and while I'm fairly certain the author intended her to be that way, I'm not absolutely sure. I spent half of my time admiring her self-confidence and the other ha ...more
Mason G
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Have you ever wanted to know what a teenage girls goes threw in her life every day? Leticia the main characters in the novel is struggling in one of her classes and she needs help with one of her classes, but she is so stressed out she would rather go to the art room and do some art projects because that is her true calling. Dominique a boy in Leticia's class has some beef with a one of her friends, what will she do about this? I did not really enjoy this novel but I would recommend this to anyo ...more
Lexie Edwards
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes thriller but also math because she describes people in math terms.
Recommended to Lexie by: No one really recommended it to me I just found it and started to read it.
I think this book does drag along and it has parts that did not get my attention. It also had other parts that did get my attention. I think it does jump from one thing to another at some parts in this book. At the end is were it got my attention because they added more detail and didn't talk about every student in the school. Most of the students the author described wasn't even in or around the fight at the end of the book. My favorite part would have to be the ending because there isn't to mu ...more
Cheryl Traub
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a great book. I listened to the audio copy because I am blind. All these girls have their own problems. Trina is full of herself, conceited, Domenique is angry. Why doesn't she just try harder and motivate herself to get good grades. Leticia is a spoiled brat. So her nail breaks. She shouldn't have made a scene about it. She exaggerated that her hand was really damaged. She should just go to class. Leticia should have told someone that the fight was going to happen. If she would have, th ...more
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Jumped is a book that takes place in one high school day. Tricia is a shy girl who just wants to fit in and doesn't know who she is. Dominque is a star athlete who is a bit of a hot head. Leticia is a self absorbed brat who only cares about herself and being popular. Leticia will have to make a decision, become a snitch but do the right thing or turn her back on the truth and stay popular. I recommend it for the those who like drama
Harriet Taylor
May 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Although I enjoyed Jumped, I felt the ending was unsatisfying. However, the writer's characterizations were wonderful as I could see each character quite clearly. I've read quite a few of Ms. Williams-Garcia's other books and loved them. I think this is the weakest of the ones I've read.
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cultural, teens
A well-written and dangerous plot about urban kids, solving problems with fights. Very sad that while each has their own personality, none will help each other. Gut wrenching.
Dec 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: abandoned
diverse middlegrade fiction (middleschool can be rough)
I liked this okay (diverse voices!) but had trouble getting into it with all the serious stuff going on lately.
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Kwtay Calvin
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crf
I listened to the story on Amazon audible. The audio had three different women read for the three different students. I think the narrators did a good job reading for each character, I think they brought the characters to life.

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
Dedrea Thomas
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
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