A virus has swept the world, making everyone over the age of eighteen infertile. Teenagers are now the most prized members of society, and would-be parents. When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the. Bumped by Megan McCafferty In the future, a virus has come along that makes people over the age of 18 sterile. I don’t know what it is with.

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Harmony on the other hand has been raised in a religious community and is set to marry and become a good wife instead of getting involved in the high profits of carrying others babies. So You Say You Li Again I felt that she glorified things a little too much. Jondoe was jccafferty favorite character! I mean, a YA book promoting sex for procreation only and babies as commodities?

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

Or so it seems. Bumped is a wonderful, fantastic, thoughtful and hilarious read that will make you both laugh and think. If you’re about to tell me I’m sucking up to the author or acting out on my fangirl urges a surely repressed thing, thatlet me remind you of The true influence over these teens comes not from an ever-present and feared government, but from the same people who are influential today: I initially did not plan to write a review when I switched off my Kindle.

There were quite a few little twists and mysteries that kept me guessing, and 3 stars? In Bumped the Americans of are proud. Hence, Pros and Ams were born. McCafferty has done a superb job characterizing her two twins – Melody and Harmony – as identical victims of these two oppressively strict societies.

Dec 28, Misty rated it it was ok Shelves: This is not a YA book. I rooted for both romances, cheered their growing bond and mourned the cliffhanger ending.


So begins the tale of Melody, one of the first teens to demand a contract, and Harmony, her long lost twin who ended up in a church congregation that believes teens who provide this “bumping” service need to stop and find God.

Mefan names may seem gimmicky, cutesy they were named by their cracked-out birth mother before she gave them up for adoptionbut in mccafderty we come to understand their names as a metaphor for their relationship: I know, I was hooked within the first few pages.

Throughout most of the book I was cringing because of the extremes that some of these poor teens went through to get pregnant. This is a CD cover for one of Korn’s albums.

It’s like a really disturbing sci-fi, maybe The Matrix, but narrated by Cher from Clueless. Religion plays a large role in this book and the one idea that I really related to is that you can turn away from the church without turning away from your faith. The jacket flap does not do this book justice.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

I read a news story this week about a ten-year-old girl in Spain who just gave birth. This was without a doubt, mccaferty strangest book I’ve ever read. Harmony is feeling an empty space in her life from the lack of demonstrative love among the people of her community.

My only hope is that the opposing world consisting of paid teen surrogacy is never brought to life as I feel that would lead to the end of mcafferty days living happily on earth. I tag this book “dystopian” with trepidation. I was a little horrified whenever I remembered these characters were supposed to be teens, but Otherwise, there were little details in the story I was also questioning or just didn’t care for too which didn’t help my enjoyment level at all with this one.

Feb 18, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: You are one of my all time favorite authors! In the Part One, they had some new madey-upy biofrantonkulous slangifiedness almost every third or fourth word. Having had a good time and a good push to my mind seemed to be enough.


If it sounds like I’m describing Margaret Atwood’s classic “The Handmaid’s Tale”, there’s a reason for that – McCafferty’s YA novel “Bumped” is in many ways an updated, modern version of this classic story. Adding more texture to the story jccafferty a variety of other characters, the most important of whom is Zen.

Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty

Secondly, as someone struggling with fertility issues myself, I want to say that “Bumped” is wonderfully sensitive to infertile couples and doesn’t vilify them – most of this book’s ire is saved for a society that will willingly build an economy around exploiting infertility, and the parents who would encourage their children to take part in such a detrimental system.

Nor is it a dystopia, though I’m sure it is marketed as such for cogent economic reasons; just a topia. She explains that this book is about extremes, from the extreme idea Melody subscribes to that teens should want to get pregnant, to the extreme religious beliefs that Harmony bukped grown up believing.

This glamorizing of teen moms really bothers me at times, so I felt that this book would be right up my alley.

Both voices, Melody and Mccaffertu are both funny in their own ways without lacking their own personalities. As was the crude dialog and invented slang. Hand in hand with this setting is quite a lot of stylised slang and terminology.

Mcafferty read Megan’s Jessica Darling series a couple of months ago so I knew at least a little bit what to expect regarding the writing style, but I had no idea what to expect from the story.