Friday, April 29, 2011

Bumped By Megan McCafferty

Hey everyone, I just recently read the book Bumped by Megan McCaffery, it was an interesting read that pulls you in from the first chapter. I personally LOVED the book, and I cannot wait until the sequel comes out! Overall the novel presented a great outline of a dystopia in which teens are the most prized possessions. A virus has rendered nearly everyone in the world unable to have children after age 18. As a result, teen pregnancies become the only way to continue civilization. Alternating chapters follow two identical twins, Melody and Harmony, who meet for the first time just as Melody is about to begin fulfilling her lucrative contract to “bump” and produce a baby for a wealthy couple.

McCafferty used so many new terms in this book to relate to preggs, as in pregnant. I loved the characters in the novel because they were full of life, and we can see how the world has changed within this universe. I loved the male characters that include: Zen- Melody`s best friend, Jondoe: a love interest for Harmony. I just loved how she developed this character because in the book, I almost cried near the ending of what he was trying to do, I was waiting for the ending that was anticipating to come. So I guess, i will just have to wait until the next novel. The sisters themselves really had a lot in common with each other even though they didnt grow up with each other.

It was a really awesome book, and I really recommend this book, because it has an interesting plot of events and the love stories that come into place when you read this book. Totally recommend this book to anyone into really interesting dystopian reads that will make you understand human in a different perspective if this happens

Overall- 5 out of 5

The Synopsis:
WHEN A VIRUS makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents must pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they search 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 religious Goodside, 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.

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