by Rita Williams-Garcia
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Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

Award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia intertwines the lives of three very different teens in this fast-paced, gritty narrative about choices and the impact that even the most seemingly insignificant ones can have. Weaving in and out of the girls' perspectives, readers will find themselves with three different voices and sides to one story, reminiscent of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass and How It All Went Down.

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 into my other hand because she's as good as jumped.

Leticia: Girl fights are ugly. Girl fights are personal. And who's to say I wasn't seeing it from the wrong angle?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061975714
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 352,960
File size: 460 KB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rita Williams-Garcia's Newbery Honor-winning novel, One Crazy Summer, was a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and a New York Times bestseller. The sequel, P.S. Be Eleven, was also a Coretta Scott King Award winner and an ALA Notable Children's Book for Middle Readers. She is also the author of six distinguished novels for young adults: Jumped, a National Book Award finalist; No Laughter Here, Every Time a Rainbow Dies (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book), and Fast Talk on a Slow Track (all ALA Best Books for Young Adults); Blue Tights; and Like Sisters on the Homefront, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Rita Williams-Garcia lives in Jamaica, New York, is on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children & Young Adults Program, and has two adult daughters, Stephanie and Michelle, and a son-in-law, Adam.

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Jumped 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
aTwistOfTi More than 1 year ago
I guess I get the point of the story but I don't think the author did a proper job of getting her point across. Having three very selfish girls as the narrators is a little off-putting. They don't seem like real people. The ending is just lousy. Very odd book. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To me this book is WACK. It doesnt hold my attention.... I can barely finish it now.
Daisy4 More than 1 year ago
To begin with I would recommend the book Jumped to my friends. One of the reasons I would recommend this book to my friends is because it teaches us that we shouldn’t disrespect other kids or put our hands on them. Another reason is because we should also know that if someone disrespects us or puts their hands on us we shouldn’t beat them up. Instead we should tell a grown up or if they shove you by mistake just ignore or if they say sorry forgive them. The third reason I would recommend the book is because we shouldn’t pay eye for eye and teeth for teeth on the contrary we should solve the problems talking not with violence. The last reason I would recommend this book to my friend is because we should be making friends not enemies and we should be better citizens. What I liked of this book was that it had good plot and good settings. The part I liked was when Dominque paid the consequences for beating Trina up. I also liked when Leticia went to visit Trina in the hospital. I haven’t read another book by Rita Williams Garcia but nothing disappointed me from the book Jumped.
Ryan_Everett More than 1 year ago
This book was very interesting it catches your attention from the first sentence to the last sentence. It stars three girls ones the gossip and drama queen girl the other is the artist and kind of an airhead thinking she is amazing and the last one is the basketball player and bully. Well when one girl crosses another it all breaks loose. And one of the girls who witnessed it will she tell the other girl she is going to get jumped or will she act like she never knew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Introduction Most stories of high school problems miss the majority of the point of high school. They usually just start off as just some kid love story, well jumped gives an actual view of life in high school and the thoughts and personality of kids there. The point of the book is three high school girls that couldn’t have more of an opposite personality end up getting all mixed up with each other. It is pretty much drama, just like most high schools are. I think that is why I like it so much. Description and summary of content The author received a national book award for this book. She really gets in the mind of all of the characters in her book. It gives you a good thought of how the characters personalities are and how they look. It is descriptive and that is a good thing. Books are always better when they are descriptive because it makes it like a movie that is playing in your head. Evaluation This book is a decent book. There are points of the book of how it is written that gets a little confusing, but when you re-read the parts you don’t understand and understand it, it is interesting. It is just kind of difficult to keep track of which one of the girls the author is talking about. That is about the only not liked things about this book. I enjoyed it. Conclusion Well I am defiantly glad that I have made this choice of a book to read. It will keep you turning the page once you start reading it. Over all it is a good book, I would defiantly recommend this book because it is a page turner. It holds your full attention the whole time. This book is one of my favorite choices.
Nobody93 More than 1 year ago
I finished this book in like 3 days, it is one of the best books I've read! You'll have a favorite character, mine was Leticia...
Collette527 More than 1 year ago
Urgent. This story is urgent, grabs you by the neck and plops you right inside the body and mind of Leticia, Trina, and Dominique, one by one. How much can happen in a single day in an ordinary high school? How much difference can one small event, one tiny comment make? How much can a solitary person do about violence? Jump into Rita Williams-Garcia's breathtaking story Jumped and you'll be shocked to find out how so little can become so much. Run, don't walk, to get a copy of Jumped. Read it and pass it on to your friends, neighbors, and to every youth that you love. It could make a world of difference in their lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His book is abt some girl beating up another girl an a stupid girl letting i happen? Someone lend this to me please. Just post an answer ( hopefully yes) and ill giveu my email just say this is to rihanna thanx
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful in an odd way. She has silvery white fur and black fur on her paws and tailtip. She has dazzling green eyes and slightly longer tailfur.
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ParaLadyMoreGaGa More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. After i was done reading it i was found scanning through it. The characters are pretty likeable. At the beggining i was pretty confused. I didn't know the story was based on three diff girls.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know why or how this was nominated for an award! This was by far the lamest story I have ever read. It was a nightmare just trying to read through to the end. It seemed as Garcia was trying too hard to talk and think like a typical teenager. The entire storyline is unrealistic and the end is even more perplexing and odd. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. She triese to cover different controversial teenager issues and brushes on many but fails to really address any issues. Overall it's a terrible book.
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PennyT More than 1 year ago
Jumped is a very appropriate book for today's teens to read. I enjoyed the book very much. The story is told from the perspectives of 3 different girls,Trina, Dominique, and Leticia. Each girl has a major character flaw that causes explosive results, when their lives intersect. Readers will be able to relate either personally or from someone they know with the characters. The story also shows the danger involved when teenage girls decide to take out their anger and frustration on each other. The ending will leave your mouth hanging open. Rita Williams-Garcia, as always, has her hand on the pulse of today's teens and their issues. This book is definitely a conversation starter. Great job!!!!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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 implications of the threat, but she doesn't want to get involved...and well, she's not sure that she actually saw what she thinks she saw.

JUMPED is a frightening look at teen angst and bullying. This story tells how the lives of three very different teens connect with each other and how the choices they make can have dire consequences. These are very compelling characters, some likable, and some that are not. The suspense builds with nail-biting intensity to an unexpected climax.

Ms. Williams-Garcia has the ability to capture the interactions of tough, inner-city teens better than any other writer today. Their problems really come to life in this fast-paced story that I couldn't put down.