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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Pre-pubescent children are indoctrinated to “bump” the sex act, or to get pregnant for hire as soon as they’re able.

Mar 21, Heather Anastasiu rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hey, megxn know I’m deconstructing this for the Lantern? Only teenagers are guaranteed to be fertile, and in order to continue the human species, teenagers are encouraged to have sex, to get pregnant as often as th [This book is not released until late April, but I was fortunate enough to have scored an ARC, hence this review now.

I love Megan McCafferty’s books. bymped

Anderson’s Feed, the ideal life mehan exposed for what it is an imitation of Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series. The surrogate mothers are divided into two groups, the Reproductive Professionals Mfgan who are stringently scrutinized on a genetic level to ensure their acceptability, and then paired with another hand-picked sperm donor.

And so it took me by surprise and completely blew my mind. Imagine a world where your only worth is what your body can do for others. Preview — Bumped by Megan McCafferty.

But I do think that a lot of teen girls will find this super fun. I honestly don’t know how I feel about it. Four stars for some great world building and innovative ideas. Well after a couple of years of this teens and their parents start demanding compensation for their troubles and buying a baby ends mccaffertt having ,egan whole new meaning. I’m not saying that twenty-five years from now we’ll be having mini-tracking devices planted in our eyeballs.

I found Bumped to be a highly sexual read, and perhaps a little too sophisticated ideologically for the YA group.


I know that this world believes that teens are the answer but I had the feeling while I was reading that there was a hidden agenda and it gave me an icky feeling. While it wasn’t a major hinderance, I wish bmuped couple things were altered in this mccafferty But instead a whole lot of complicated things start to happen Future Twin has loaned out her body to “bump” and then mccaffertg a baby to sell to the highest bidder. 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.

Melody has bymped primed for her PRO position since she was a newborn. Even though this whole idea scares me to death I might have liked the book a little better if the author hadn’t glorified teen pregnancy so much.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

I read a news story this week about a ten-year-old girl in Spain who just gave birth. 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 Young Adult book.

Dec 28, Misty rated it it was ok Shelves: When Harmony spontaneously decides to crash in on her twin’s unfamiliar life, both existences start to blur around the precisely defined mccafferyt, both minds start to self-reflect, when frustration directed mccafferfy the counterpart loses its initial drive and similarities float to the surface. Melody Mayflower and Mccafferty Smith are twins who were separated soon after birth.

In Bumped the Americans of are proud. I am actually one of the few readers who stoically remained unmoved by Jessica Darling ‘s allure and the sex-appeal of her love-interests. Both have been raised in completely different environments that have no meeting point. First, Chapters 6 through 10; Second, Chapters 1 and 2.

Bumped is undoubtedly one of the most interesting books I have read in a long, long time. McCafferty just pushes that trend a bit further. Aside from this, I did enjoy the writing. However, the society that we’re landed in is just Otherwise, there were little details in the story I was also questioning or just didn’t care mmccafferty too which didn’t help my enjoyment level at all with this one.


I’ve already read reviews by people who have definitely missed the big picture message because of the perceived story. Is this book good for a thirteen year old if your parents don’t care what you read? Melody was railing against an ideology instead of a ruling body. Trivia About Bumped Bumped, 1. However, I could appreciate that a large part of this story is about gaining insight into other viewpoints, and becoming self-determined in the face of incredible pressure from peers, parents and society.

Instead of approaching it from a legislative angle, it’s all about peer pressure and popularity and trends. It seems unthinkable when one reads it, but how far away are we from this society?

I apologize for all the movie references, but sometimes they’re just easier. Mar 08, Ana Mardoll rated it it was amazing Shelves: I get annoyed when writers don’t do their homework. Melody’s friend Zen, prompted by soda, makes some points about innovation being crippled due to nostalgia meban the old guard, an argument for new blood.

Like, for seriously young. I can’t wait to see what comes next for each of the sisters. mccafrerty

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

The similar names also made it very difficult to keep straight on who was who. Other books in the series. I mean, a YA book promoting sex for procreation only and babies as commodities? I just couldn’t get past how ignorant the characters sounded, nor could I ever really quite catch on to the cheesy invented lingo. A Virus makes everyone infertile as they approach young byy, years of age, and a new system has appeared to address the population problem. I don’t hate all books.