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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View all 63 comments. Learning to recognise the influences and demands on their lives, and whether to choose to embrace or reject these.

Though Harmony is raised in a religious atmosphere and is taught from childhood that her ultimate goal in life is to believe what she’s told by the church elders and grow into the roles of wife and mother.

In fact, McCafferty has done it in an effortlessly ungraphic way.

However, I cannot begin to describe my frustration with how the book ends. Mar 11, Danny rated it it was amazing. A complete economy builds up around the process of commercial breeding, and drugs, accessories, and pop music chants are designed to “encourage” the young girls and boys to “do the deed” with as little fuss as possible.

I can’t recommend this book.

While Harmony, the super-Jesus sister at the beginning probably sounds like a humorous stereotype to many not familiar with religious subculture, she rang all too true for me with my fundamentalist Christian background. Harmony on the other hand has been raised in a religious community and is set to marry and become a good wife instead of getting involved in the high profits of carrying others babies. Oh, and it for seriously ends in the middle of a scene in a rilly irritating way.

It felt forced and stunted; not to mention, it made me dry-heavey with all the neggy-and-preggy-fullification. Yes, and the guy she compares to Jesus is the same guy that called having sex with her – “pro-boner” work.


Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty

Is it so hard to believe that if no one could get pregnant after 18 that we would soon turn to those younger to get what we want? The ending was much too rushed and not really resolved in any way. Because often, you mccaffertg away from it with a little extra “youness”. Melody is a pro who has yet to have a baby or even do it since her signing couple has been searching for just the right sperm, but her twin sister Harmony has been raised in an Amish-like religious settlement and views marriage and domesticity along with having many babies for her husband as her duty.

This book was seriously hilarious and I laughed out so loud so many times that my hubs started to get worried. There’s a certain beauty to realizing that there are no clear answers. The laughably overabundant slang use subsides and becomes bearable. Placing your kid so you can work and live remains a long administrative and emotional struggle and demands mccqfferty organisational skills.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

While it wasn’t a major hinderance, I wish a couple things were altered in this book: Princeton, New JerseyUnited States. Melody’s friend Zen, prompted by soda, makes some points about innovation being crippled due to nostalgia by the old guard, an argument for new blood.

More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Bumped. But I do think that a lot of teen girls will find this super fun.

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 it shapes our views. I, personally, almost never feel like reading time is wasted, even if I don’t particularly care for a book. A good dystopia is all about world-building, and “Bumped” has done an incredible job with that.

One is worldly, the other sheltered, but neither realizes how little–or how much–she really knows. You see her at the average U. And oh, how much I adored Bumped! Does Jane Austen write YA? Return to Book Page.

The thing which we were commanded NOT to have though most found secret ways to get it anyway becomes the thing we were mccavferty obsessed with. She says something to the effect of “He looks the way Jesus does in my dreams.


And that’s the great thing about McCafferty’s engaging and thought-provoking writing, to lead us to the point where we can admit that we just don’t know.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

The written material is too sexualized for the young, but the writing itself is almost too young for anyone older. 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. What just happened there? Lists with This Book. I’m sure some will love it but I mcafferty didn’t find myself enjoying the way it was done after finding the idea incredibly interesting.

The perspective jumps back and forth between the two of them just about every couple pages or so. As Bumpev Carlin says, “Language always gives you away”. Is this ok for msgan mature 14 year old? Anderson’s Feed, the ideal life being exposed for what it is an imitation of Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series. But I’m over it. The characters – they were okay.

My only hope is that the opposing world consisting of paid teen surrogacy is never brought to life as I feel that would lead to the end of our days living happily on earth. Some readers may think it impossible that twenty years from now we’ll have access to the technology described, but I think that takes a backseat to the premise. Nov 09, Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: Megan McCafferty exceeds in world building. Even if it is just learning a little something about yourself that you didn’t know before.

There’s still some sailor in it. It depends on how you view the reading experience and what you care to devote that reading time to.