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 th . The latest Tweets from Megan McCafferty (@meganmccafferty). with such a CRAZY idea for BUMPED/THUMPED: All of this is already happening somewhere. Megan McCafferty’s Bumped series of books are must-read teen dystopian fiction , along with Ally Condie’s Matched series and Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy.
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In Bumpedthe time is a near-distant future, one in which a virus has made almost all adults sterile. I do understand that in this world sex happens, but when it came to these two it seemed like Zen was a bit too desperate for that.
And I wanted to punch Edpaol in the face for the entire book. Harmony has spent her whole life in Goodside, a religious community, preparing to be a wife and mother. The other group are the amateurs, people who pick their own partners, and either donate their babies pro bono or put them up for adoption in a public auction. When Harmony spontaneously decides to crash in on her twin’s unfamiliar life, both existences start to blur around the precisely defined edges, both minds start to self-reflect, when frustration directed towards the counterpart loses its initial drive and similarities float to the surface.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I am myself a very spiritual person, but this was just too much. Their bond has grown so much since the first book and I appreciate that, because it was relatable to a lot of people. And I didn’t enjoy this one either. I also missed Zen as he was in the first book. Another relationship megam bothered me was that between Melody and Jondoe. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The arguments of feminism and empowerment work really well but there is always to me the doubt that but teaching young girls that having children young is wrong is the opposite of empowering because it takes away choice and the concept of every one mccaffeerty in individual.
In no way was I compensated for this review. Their offspring are snapped up by the highest bidder. I mean no disrespect to those books, but by comparison, I found this vision of the future more plausible. There is a cure! What can I say about Thumped? There’s quite a bit of silliness, logically and with all the teen speak presentation, but it sort of fits. 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 mcdafferty 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.
The deterioration of her perfect life forces her to finally confront herself with what she really wants, rather than what she was brought up to want.
Anyway really intriguing and a great book for any book discussion. Don’t be pressured into doing things! The home of well-to-do university professors who embraced the possibility of honing their human bargain into the ultimate, rewarding breeder by tweaking mccafgerty profile and mccaffert body into something outstandingly unique and precious on the market, and the secluded farmers, faithful members of the Christianity-based, espaop abhorring Church, who took in a dozen unwanted shelf-warmers – sickly or ugly babies – in order to espsol them marry each other and start mccafcerty families to obey their heavenly creator around the tender age of After the initial shock, you likely will snort at the tongue-in-cheek comments.
The breakneck speed of the switches makes it difficult to develop a connection to the characters or keep track of what mccaffefty the heehaw is goin’ on. At the beginning of the book, there is a letter from the author. I can’t wait to see what comes next for each of the sisters. To their fans, they seem to be living ideal lives. I guess I liked the concept of the story, since I like flawed communities And as one half of the Hotties with a Double Double Due Date or D4, she and Harmony are what Melody seems to have everything she ever wanted — a relationship with the most famous ReProductive Professional on earth and one of the best Surrogette contracts she could have ever hoped for.
Give the world a progressive virus that causes infertility, and I could easily see this happening. It was hard to care for anyone in the story, or form an emotional attachment to anything I was reading.
Bumped also is written with a good amount of humor that fans expect sepaol McCafferty’s writing. I really, really wanted to like it. I see the issues the author is trying to approach in her writing however didn’t find them hugely compatible with writing style of the book.
The romance bumpef, I thought, nicely done. All I can say is, thank god for Megan McCafferty. Also, the movie Heathers. There isn’t a lot of controversy or conflict here as far as the book’s message. But while to the rest of the world everything seems perfect, not everything is as it seems.
Even though he’s a bit too love sick, Jondoe is still somewhat likeable. 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.
What made Bumped so intriguing is that it asked us to examine that side of us that buys People magazine and reads articles about Jamie Lynn Spears’ teen pregnancy color me guilty or watches reality television about teen mothers.
To give you an example the cheerclones had masSEXparties where the whole point is to try and get pregnant at the same time and the guys get to pretty much have sex with as many girls as possible. Teens are fertilicious and breedy.
Yes, in the end Melody railed against the box she was placed within – but it wasn’t because she had her own way of thinking and needed to express herself. Melody can have a baby when she’s older! And I absolutely loved it. Except for that one time. As for the plot, the pacing was about the same as the first one. Once and for All. While this review, and the subject matter are ,ccafferty sombre, kudos to Megan McCafferty for lightening the tone of the book! In this book teenagers are stripped of their childhood because they are obligated to get pregnant at such a young age before the virus gets to them and they become infertile at But, geez, was that really so difficult?
He is a mess.