Before I dive further into the review, I want to acknowledge the book cover. I am stickler for them! Book covers are what attract my initial attention. How fabulous is the cover of Bumped?! It is cute, girly, pink, and features a woman of color sporting a baby bump and red pumps. Simple and chic. Love it!
After glazing at the cover, I opened the book and didn't close it until the last page was turned. The main character's situation and actions were realistic. Almost every reactive move that Elle made, I would have made. Her snark was really funny. Diego's mysterious character unfolded in a non-predictable way. And the sub characters like Elle's best friends, assistant, and roommate just added to the story. My only gripe were the many punctuation and grammatical errors. Of course I have a critical eye as a copyeditor, but they were noticeable enough to mention. They did not, however, interrupt the story. Bumped flowed smoothly and kept me interested chapter by chapter.
Music is a huge part of Elle's life. This review will not be complete without featuring one of the songs Elle listened to most during this time of her life: Pink - Sober.
Thanks to the author, Sibylla Nash, for offering a copy for review. Otherwise, I may have missed this good read. Pick up your copy today by clicking the picture above or the link below. You can also visit www.bumpedthenovel.com to download free chapters and to check out Elle's full playlist.
Disclosure: I received this book directly from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Author: Sibylla Nash
Published: August 2011
Pages: 224 pages