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

Leticia: Why would I get involved in Trina's life when I don't know for sure if I saw what I thought I saw? Who is to say I wasn't seeing it from the wrong angle?

Acclaimed 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 not with one intimate portrayal but three.

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"Alternating among the perspectives of three girls at an urban high school, Williams-Garcia (Like Sisters on the Homefront) shows once again her uncanny ability to project unique voices. Benched by the basketball coach for her low grades, Dominique is trying to bite back her rage when 'some stupid little flit comes skipping down B corridor like the Easter Bunny.... Skipping. In all that pink' and walks between Dominique and her 'girls,' 'like she don't see I'm here and all the space around me is mines.' That's it — Dominique vows to 'kick her ass' at exactly 2:45. Her intended victim, Trina — already full of herself over her looks, and pumped up because she's about to hang her latest masterpiece of art in a hallway) — does not hear, but Leticia does, and she can't wait to tell her best friend ('That would be something to see.... Trina getting stomped on school grounds'). And when Leticia's friend argues that Leticia ought to warn Trina, the plot quickens rather than taking a simple path around should-she/shouldn't-she. So well observed that the characters seem to leap off the page, the novel leaves a strong and lingering impact. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Winner of the PEN/Norma Klein Award, Rita Williams-Garcia is the author of five other distinguished novels for young adults: Blue Tights, Every Time a Rainbow Dies, Fast Talk on a Slow Track, Like Sisters on the Homefront, and No Laughter Here, the latter four of which were chosen as ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Like Sisters on the Homefront was also named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a best book of the year by ALA Booklist, School Library Journal, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, and Publishers Weekly. She has also written an acclaimed novel for middle-grade readers, One Crazy Summer, which the New York Times called "a powerful and affecting story of sisterhood and motherhood."

Rita Williams-Garcia is currently a faculty member at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children and Young Adults Program. She has two daughters, Michelle and Stephanie, and lives in Jamaica, New York.

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Becky Laney, April 14, 2009 (view all comments by Becky Laney)
Wow. Rita Wialliams-Garcia not only had me at hello--hooked from the very first paragraph--she kept amazing me time and time again. What a book this is!

Jumped is the story of three girls. Three teens who are so very different from one another. But who--on one fateful day--just happen to intersect.

Leticia. Trina. Dominique. One bully. One victim. One witness. (Note, I didn't say who was who!) The book is narrated by all three, they take turns revealing the events of one day in high school. And oh what a world of difference there is in the perspectives! It brings to mind so many questions. As each girl shares her perspective, the reader gets an inside glimpse into her life. A glimpse that reveals the inner struggles and emotional waves that each tries to hide from others--in a way.

This novel made me think, really think, and that's a good thing. I'd definitely recommend this book. It treats the subject of girl violence in a very compelling--always gripping--and authentic way.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060760915
Author:
Williams-garcia, Rita
Publisher:
Amistad
Author:
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Author:
by Rita Williams-Garcia
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090224
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.48x5.00x.70 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Alternating among the perspectives of three girls at an urban high school, Williams-Garcia (Like Sisters on the Homefront) shows once again her uncanny ability to project unique voices. Benched by the basketball coach for her low grades, Dominique is trying to bite back her rage when 'some stupid little flit comes skipping down B corridor like the Easter Bunny.... Skipping. In all that pink' and walks between Dominique and her 'girls,' 'like she don't see I'm here and all the space around me is mines.' That's it — Dominique vows to 'kick her ass' at exactly 2:45. Her intended victim, Trina — already full of herself over her looks, and pumped up because she's about to hang her latest masterpiece of art in a hallway) — does not hear, but Leticia does, and she can't wait to tell her best friend ('That would be something to see.... Trina getting stomped on school grounds'). And when Leticia's friend argues that Leticia ought to warn Trina, the plot quickens rather than taking a simple path around should-she/shouldn't-she. So well observed that the characters seem to leap off the page, the novel leaves a strong and lingering impact. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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