Bumped by Megan McCafferty | Review

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Bumped by Megan McCafferty | ReviewBumped by Megan McCafferty
Series: Bumped #1
Published by Balzer + Bray on April 26, 2011
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 326
Format: Paperback
Source: Won in Giveaway
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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 most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in Goodside, a religious community, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody that pregging for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them 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.

From New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty comes a strikingly original look at friendship, love, and sisterhood—in a future that is eerily believable.

(Last Updated On: June 10, 2022)
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what i liked

  • The characters. I really enjoyed reading from Harmony’s and Melody’s perspectives; I found them to be pretty interesting characters. I liked how different they were too; they provided very differing perspectives from the same messed-up world. However, I definitely liked Melody more.
  • The idea behind the story. I found it to be pretty intriguing how only teenagers could have children. It’s crazy, especially with the rates of teen pregnancy in real life. 
  • The ending. It definitely left me wanting more, and now I really want to know what’s going to happen next!

what i disliked

  • The way some of the characters talked. They talked like annoying valley girls at times! 

If you’re looking for a different spin on a dystopian world, definitely give Bumped a try. It definitely isn’t the book for everyone, so keep that in mind while reading! 

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  1. Wow, this one sounds really unique and considering all the dystopians out there, it's worth the read just to see how it plays out. I'm assuming that if a teen girl falls pregnant outside of her contract, she's not allowed to keep the baby. I'm hoping there are a lot of political undertones and strong social messages about girls owning their own bodies with this one, given the current climate it'll make for a really interesting read. What a fabulous review, will definitely be checking this one out! ♡♡♡

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