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
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 ...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
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 ...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
All three girls are different and all truly show just ho ...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
"I learned to read early, and ...more