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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The romance was, I thought, nicely done.

Melody is under contract for a pregnancy but her conception is held up only by the adoptive parents’ choice of a father for the child. The writing is just stunning at times. Mar 07, Judit rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Bumped Bumped, 1. In fact, I think that this is a book aimed much more towards mccxfferty than it is for teens, if only because the themes in it are so complex and varied.

Things you pick up on as being very strange in the first ‘trimester’ of the book will have their explanations later on and often will take you by surprise.

She establishes a whole new society with new laws, new regulations, new mores and bumpfd a new slanguage, all revolving around this new world where the only hope for the advancement of the planet are the youth — literally. The products that stores thrust at these girls to promote pregnancy are overwhelming and begin when they hit the early pre-teen stage.

So, Melody and Harmony are our two main characters. Or so it seems.


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Other books in the series. Readers will see similarities to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale bumpdd, but I find the book to be an homage rather than a derivative work. When Harmony spontaneously decides to crash in on her twin’s unfamiliar life, both existences start to blur around the precisely defined edges, both minds start to self-reflect, when frustration directed towards the counterpart loses its initial drive and similarities bumoed to the surface.

To ask other readers questions about Bumpedplease sign up. While this review, and the subject matter are somewhat sombre, kudos to Megan McCafferty for lightening the tone of the book!

Yet, I was disappointed again vy how quickly the conflicts were solved, which made them underdeveloped. There’s my Northerner side. In many ways, the girls’ lives are a stark contrast but in some ways they are very similar.

Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty

Once again, I was left confused and actually restarted the book to see if maybe I had missed something. Melody has been raised in a life of privilege, by educated, affluent parents in a suburb of Princeton. You are one of my all time favorite authors! In the end, Bumped did not stand up to my expectations.

She’d be pressurized mefan ‘bump’, not have sex, not make love, and certainly not make a baby, but ‘bump’, a chore, an obligation, and sometimes, a show of power and status. While I wanted more to the world building and plot I also found that I felt the characters were a tad irritating to me at times too for a more personal reasoning.

I’ve already read reviews by people who have definitely missed mccacferty big picture message because of the perceived story. Dec 28, Misty rated it it was ok Shelves: An infertility virus that makes anyone over eighteen infertile by the way, in spite of what you hear, it is NOT a set timeframe thing.

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There’s a lot of moral ambiguity in the novel. I’m sure some will love it but I just didn’t find myself enjoying the way it was done after finding the idea incredibly interesting.

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I also wonder if the message will be lost in the shuffle. I think it was junior year that another gravid teen kept coming to school until she was almost due, despite stares and talk good for her, finish school!

Language, after all, has played a turning point in human evolution, and mccaffdrty no surprise that it reflects our society and airs our dirty laundry in ways which we may not have thought possible.

I have so far liked the dystopian books I have read, but this felt more like an infomercial for teen pregnancy than about a world gone bad. I am myself a very spiritual person, but this was just too much.

And you bumoed what? Personally, I found mccaffdrty I was constantly wanting to smack myself to see if I was dreaming this ridiculousness. Get Bumped from Amazon. It’s not a hard read emotionally; but it is intellectually stimulating.

The basic story was entertaining though, and I did enjoy it. This book was for shock value only, a controversial topic was picked, expounded upon but was not taken to a logical conclusion.