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 novel is set in the near future and a virus has made it unlikely that any woman over eighteen can conceive a child. What makes the book shocking is not its subject matter per se, but the manner with which its presented. Speaking of bumping, I know people may find the future-speak in this novel frustrating and annoying, but to me it’s one of the highlights of the novel.

Yes, and the guy she compares to Jesus is the same guy that called having sex with her – “pro-boner” work. I think the series yeah Read more from the Study Guide. This book also makes me ask the question; Just because a book is about teens, does that mean teens are the best audience?

This is not to say that I either agree or disagree with the portrayals of the characters, teen pregnancy or religion in this book, as I found parts in both narratives to be problematic at times. Meanwhile, the twins learn about each other.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

Rebirth, Chapters b through Both girls required medical attention after being born and both were addicted to whatever drugs that their mother was using prior to their birth. However, the Church society is rigidly moral and fanatically religious, adhering to an outmoded code of behavior that condemns pre-marital sex, bumprd marriages at age thirteen or so, and abhors technology. A really disappointing book that just seemed to drag on, I certainly wouldn’t recommend this. With The Hunger Games, it’s like, ooh, dystopian pie!


The chapters are split between Harmony and Melody, identical twins who are meeting for the very first time having grown up in very different worlds – Harmony in a religious sect that has a board of judges decide upon the marriage partners for girls as young as thirteen and Melody, a bumepd teenager whose parents have preened her for a six figure surrogacy in her late high school years while they holiday in Africa with the birth as collateral.

Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty

The characters at first read more like caricatures than real people, but ultimately that felt like the point. Everything from marketing to the education system has been co-opted by parents who hope to profit off of their sons and daughters, as well as by a desperate government willing to trample on the rights of its most vulnerable citizens – to the point of turning a blind eye to illegal drug use if it helps the participants get through the crucial deed.

At least, I can’t. Mar 02, Minli rated it it was ok Shelves: I am myself a very spiritual person, but this was just too much. Books by Megan McCafferty.

A virus that most people catch around makes them all infertile so Teens are the only ones that can deliv This one so took me by surprise! Hardcoverpages. Think about the deeper consequences in a world where sex is nothing special and intimate anymore.

It wasn’t about the money, really, not at first.

At the beginning of the book, there is a letter from the author. Bumped series 3 8 Jul 11, bumpe For me, that’s the marker of a good book – not the believability of the premise, per se, but how the author plays with our deep, sometimes unrealized fears, and how they manage to shock and terrify us even when we’re laughing our heads off.


On the flip side, I found myself frequently exasperated by the behavior of the “pro-bump” teens as well. To me this was more a story about two girls who are each confined by the wildly opposing moral and social strictures governing their societies.

There were also quite a few made-up words, and some odd things like condoms being illegal. Feb 26, Reading Teen rated it really liked it.

The writing is just stunning at times. All I can say is that someone was watching a little too many Sixteen and Pregnant on MTv and came up with this book. And of course one big thank you to HarperTeen and Netgalley for providing me with an early copy.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

BUMPED is the first book in a long while that has lived up to my expectations, I read it in it’s entirety over a weekend which is very unusual for me. In the same respect, the language used both by Melody and Harmony reflects things about their society and their own personal demons, and says a lot more about them than their thoughts.

It is mentioned that some people manage to have children up until their emgan twenties, and some – even in their thirtiesand teenagers suddenly become responsible for the survival of the species.