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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Right off the bat, the “lingo” hit me like a back-handed slap from my momma. At first both sisters came off as a bit flat and indistinguishable for me, but as the story went on they blossomed into uniquely complex individuals that I found myself really rooting for.

I surprised they didn’t pair it with a little global warming – you know maybe that could have been the reason for the infertility.

Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty

Throughout most of the book I was cringing because of the extremes that some of these poor teens went through to get pregnant. The ending is truncated in favor, I understand it, of a sequel titled Thumpedwhich I may end up reading just to see what happens to a set of people left rather in midair at the end of this volume.

The prose itself is just gorgeous. What I mean is this: She remembered how, inshe read smuggled copies of the book why YES, we did have censureand was shocked how much he’d gotten right. At the point at which this novel starts, it is already established that there is a flourishing trade in surrogacy, it being accepted practice for teenagers to have sex with the intent of producing a baby that is then given away for adoption to older couples who can no longer reproduce.


But everything was so well-written, so perfectly plotted and paced that I just found myself saying YES!

Jul 09, Steph Su rated it really liked it Shelves: Having enjoyed the first two Jessica Darling novels, I was amused by Mccafferyy ‘s description as a “dystopian world where only teenagers can procreate, due to a virus that renders every adult infertile.

Whether controlled by Church law or the laws of supply and demand, the fertility of teen girls definitely is a commodity in both communities. This book was seriously hilarious and I laughed out so loud so many times that my hubs started to get worried. 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 Bmped is exactly what would happen there, and, of course!

But the images seemed to stick to my inner teflon and the obnoxious setting was with me right after opening my eyes this morning. A complete economy builds up around the process of commercial breeding, and drugs, accessories, and pop music chants are designed to “encourage” the young girls and boys to “do the deed” with as little fuss as possible.

While it wasn’t a major hinderance, I wish a couple things were altered in this book: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Feb 25, Vinaya rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s not meant to be believable, but it totally is. A case of mistaken identity takes bumpsd on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

Although it would have been easy to do so, “Bumped” never gives into the temptation of making this about teenage mfcafferty – the problem at the heart of this society isn’t sex, but rather the commodification of teenagers’ bodies in order for the upper members of society to profit.


She says something to the effect of “He looks the way Jesus does in my dreams.

While Harmony, the super-Jesus sister at the beginning probably sounds like a humorous stereotype to many not familiar with religious subculture, she rang all too true for me with my fundamentalist Christian background. So, as a result, teenagers become a hot commodity for their wonderful gestational abilities, and are hired to make babies for older adults bukped can pay to adopt them.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

Want to Read saving…. The story is told through the first-person perspectives of twins Melody Mayflower and Harmony Smith, who were separated at birth and adopted by two very different sets of parents. I’ve been reading about it for months now, the good and the bad, more of the former, less of the latter Hey, didja know I’m deconstructing this for the Lantern?

In the end, this just wasn’t for me unfortunately.

Mccaffertyy needed to go back to re-read the last chapter, which ends on an awkward note. Follow Us on Facebook. The table-tennis team, however, is undefeated.

Not much disease, either, except for the biggie, the Human Progressive Sterility Virus. Instead of approaching it from a legislative angle, it’s all about peer pressure and popularity and trends.

Normally, when I read Dystopian I expect darkness, end time feeling and such, not that I want it, but this is how nearly all dystopian bumled I read lately are. It was mccafderty window dressing with no heart or soul. How could this be a dystopian? Mar 21, Heather Anastasiu rated it it was amazing Shelves: