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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What just happened there? In the end, Bumped did not stand up to my expectations.

Just the shitty ones. Why 18 is the cut-off date is never discussed. The ending is truncated in favor, I understand it, of a sequel titled Thumpedwhich I may end up reading just to see what happens to a set of people left rather in midair at the end of this volume. Here’s the back cover for that CD. And my mom would never really hit me. Yet this book caught me completely off guard.

Is there more to him? The pregnancy-dominated slang was hard to take at first, kind of hard to understand, but once I decided to just let it in and wait for answers later, I really started to enjoy it. 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 boar 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.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

Proud of their solution to keep their msgan alive and afloat without resorting to forced teenage breeding like China does among other countries.

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. Of course there are slip-ups with those wanting to keep their child.


It wasn’t about the money, really, not at first. Harmony has been raised in a fundamentalist community, and believes it is her duty to convince her long-lost sister of the sinfulness of her choice to procreate outside of marriage.

Jan 29, Jessica rated it it mccafferfy ok Shelves: Melody was far more interesting than Harmony, but quite frankly, I kept getting confused in the beginning by who was who because their names were so similar. The thing which we were commanded NOT to have though most found secret ways to get it anyway becomes the thing we were most obsessed with. I can’t recommend this book.

No, it is none of those things. At the beginning of the book, there is a letter from the author. Mar 07, Judit rated it it was amazing.

It’s not meant to be believable, but it totally is. It seems unthinkable when one reads it, but how far away are we from ,egan society?

Teens are fertilicious and breedy.

Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty

Young girls can be amateur and arrange their own affairs or sign on with an agent to become pro, where they can enter into formal contract with a couple desiring a child. The products that stores thrust at these girls to promote pregnancy are overwhelming and begin when they hit the early pre-teen stage.

Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. I CANNOT wait to see some of the things my fellow Goodreaders will say about this book in their reviews and, especially, in their status updates.

I even found Harmony pretty entertaining. There’s a lot of moral ambiguity in the novel. To make you think about how easily we are influenced by the media, and the world around us.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

It gave you more of an objective space to take in and interpret the setting before you became emotionally involved. It’s obvious that Megan is a very talented writer, and it’s certainly made me interested in her Jessica Darling Series! View all 33 comments.

The more babies borne the more popular one is, not just locally but with newsfeeds and virtual lists. To me, this didn’t. And indeed, in the strictest sense of the word, Bumped is not a dystopia. 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.


Melody has obtained a conception contract with the Jaydens but while searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with she is fighting her attraction to her A virus has made everyone over the age of eighteen infertile so young teens are being used as surrogates while they are able to conceive making teens the most prized members of society.

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.

Jul 09, Steph Su rated it really liked it Shelves: Or so it seems. All the choices appear to be theirs, whether they amateur bump or professionally bump or even don’t bump at all.

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. Professionals have agents to score them a good bumping contract. For example, shows like Teen Mom and the teens on those shows always seem to be making headlines in gossip magazines.

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? Melody realizes she doesn’t want to be a surrogate and decides to take control of her life, including her love for her best friend, Zen. Girls, put that on your list!