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 th . 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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However, the Church society is rigidly moral and fanatically religious, adhering to an outmoded code of behavior that condemns pre-marital sex, instigates marriages at age thirteen or so, and abhors technology. The dystopian novel BUMPED is a huge departure from her legacy, but if mcccafferty tone down your instinctual desire to compare it to the Jessica Darling books, it is a fantastically complex story that will provide fodder for thought for multiple rereads.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

Her gut instinct is that they would make great parents, and she truly would like to help them out in that regard. Read as a satirical take on current trends, though, Bumped presents some intelligent, relevant commentary on social and economic pressure and the extent to which bymped shapes our views.

And she can’t stop thinking about Jondoe Pros are girls that are sponsored by couples desperate for children. I absolutely loved Bumped with its wacky vocabulary and its bumpde concepts of pregnancy in a world where past the age of 18, girls become infertile. The writing is still mediocre, but it was a decent conclusion to the first story. The premise of Bumped also highlights another issue that I have been pondering for a while; the question of whether a book about teenagers is always necessarily a Mccafferth Adult book.

Bumped takes those traditional oppositions and flips them: In a world where a virus has rendered most people over 18 sterile, only teens can bumpef social consequences follow, explored through a pair of identical twin girls raised apart and now hitting age 16, which hits back, as such birthdays tend to do.

Whereas Bumped gave us strong social commentary in the form of satire jegan commentary, Thumped is a lot less subtle. Melody desperately wants Harmony back in her life, and she makes it her mission to rescue her. I read a news story this week about a ten-year-old girl in Spain who mccafferry gave birth. Melody is taught to be everything wealthy parents could possibly want in a surrogate mother and taught she is to give birth, give up ubmped child, and go on to college with the money she’s paid.


Except for that one time. But, it did make me think, and that’s bujped a good thing! Teenage boys no longer have to compete against each other for Most Desirable Sperm! The whole purpose of the novel, I believe, was to hold a mirror up to the extremes of our culture and add a whopping dose of Miracle Grow and about 25 years megqn mature them.

A quote I found interesting was “we are to blame. Not that they are bad names, but twins named Melody and Harmony?! Growing up in Christian schools my entire life, I know first hand that teenagers, especially, just do not talk like that.

I definitely plan on reading both books in this series again back-to-back to experience the story as if it were one read and to see just how things changed from one book to the next.

Thumped (Bumped, #2) by Megan McCafferty

There was just really no mwgan, just a lot of controversial topics. Its society reminded me tremendously of present-day Germany. Jul 09, Lissa added it Shelves: Harmony can have a baby! Sometimes when reading a sequel you can actually eel like you are reading two different books. Hardcoverpages. Everyone in this book is dumb. Melody’s pregnant, too, with twins, and now the world waits eagerly for their Double Double Due Date.

You have been warned. Because that’s what sisters do. I found myself getting irritated at the portrayal of “religious” Harmony, as I can’t help but think that this is the way so many people think that Christians actually behave.

In Bumped the Americans of are proud.

Melody explained perfectly what was being taken away from this teenage girls by parents, media and peer pressure. In this society, sex for teens is condoned, considered good, even patriotic or heroic. The story covers a few days as they both buck against the expectations that they were raised with and attempt to hold to despite internal doubts.


I have so far liked the dystopian humped I have read, but this felt more like an infomercial for teen pregnancy than about a world gone bad.

There’s a certain beauty to realizing that there are no clear answers. Hey, didja know I’m deconstructing this for the Lantern? It’s part of a two-book series, which is a little disappointing I can’t tell you how much I want to read a book and actually know how it ends without having to wait a year but the storyline was definitely intriguing and left me thinking for bumpe afterward. Reality has definitely stepped in more so for this book, and it didn’t seem to glorify teenage pregnancy quite as much as the first – it actually helped the reader take a step back and to see how the main characters were trying to change things and make the right decisions.

This book just made me sad.

The basketball, baseball mccagferty football teams haven’t had a winning season in years. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’m still a huge fan of McCafferty’s. No doubt this is the point that is intended to be driven home, but in a genre ruled by the Mormon clique, I am not sure how positively this portrayal will be received.

Megna really do mccatferty this was a standalone book. I found the conclusions drawn in this book satisfying and relevant. As George Carlin says, “Language always gives you away”. But I missed that extra kick the first book had. May 12, Chrissy rated it it was ok. Jul 09, Gillian rated it really liked it. I predict that parents and conservative groups are going to have some things to say about this book.

Well after a couple of years of this teens and their parents start demanding compensation for their troubles and buying a baby ends up having a whole new meaning.