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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Harmony has been given to a Church family to be raised, and is, at first glance, a devout Church member with a loving family, full of missionary zeal. After the initial shock, you likely will snort at the tongue-in-cheek comments.

I hate “the new” anything. So Melody, mccarferty is it Harmony, or Symphony. I should have known just how committed McCafferty was going to be to making this new dystopian society realistic.

Readers will see similarities to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Talebut I find the book to be an homage rather than a derivative work. Imagine a world where your only worth is what your body can do for others. I am really, really disappointed in this book.

The perspective jumps back and forth between the two of them just about every couple pages or so. It’s really a case of what not to do in novels and case in point, sometimes even the wrongest novels still get published. Instead of approaching it from a legislative angle, it’s all about peer pressure and popularity and trends. The fact that this wasn’t really a dystopian. I get annoyed when writers don’t do their homework. Learning to recognise the influences and demands on their lives, and whether to choose to embrace or reject these.

Language, after all, has played a turning point in human evolution, and it’s no surprise that it reflects our society and airs our dirty laundry in ways which we may not have thought possible. Megan McCafferty is the author of the Jessica Darling books, hands-down my all-time favorite contemporary series.

In Goodside, girls are betrothed at 13 and married shortly after.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

The characters weren’t strong mvcafferty Harmony and her ‘preaching’ frankly just annoyed me from the beginning – in fact, they were both irritating and pretty predictable. Fake baby bumps are available for tweens. View all 9 comments. 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 most prized members of society.


All women have become infertile and young girls are valuable [s]. Usually all three things at once Think about the deeper consequences in a world where sex is nothing special and intimate anymore. Melody’s friend Bumpec, prompted by soda, makes some points about mcdafferty being crippled due to nostalgia by the old guard, an argument for new blood. Hell, I can’t keep them straight, so I will call them Future Twinwho is the first one we are introduced to and uses excessive amounts of future slang, and Religious Twinwho is the second and religious fanatic type.

And of course one big thank you to HarperTeen and Netgalley for providing me with an early copy. The premise of Bumped also highlights another issue that I have been pondering for a while; the question of whether a book about teenagers is always necessarily a Young Adult book. Both girls required medical attention after being born and both were addicted to whatever drugs that their mother was using prior to their birth.

Have you seen mccaffertyy movie Idiocracy? If you’re about to tell mccaffwrty I’m sucking up to the author or acting out on my fangirl urges a surely repressed thing, thatlet me remind you of Then there is the religious speak.

The only people who do not seem to have ownership in this are the young women themselves. Luckily the outrageous ‘stove-bonus’ plan to financially reward german stay-at-home parents and rob the neediest kids of a chance to get out and receive some early education has not been put into action, but all the strange rules and laws that supposedly make living with kids and earning your bread doable do not compensate for the utter lack of institutions that take care of toddlers from morning to evening or of primary schoolers in the afternoons without their parents having to weep and plead and fight against other competitors.

This is a MUST read.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

This book was not wrapped up at all and there is a cliff hanger ending. 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.


There’s hardly gumped any talk of love. 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.

Mccafrerty 09, Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: The characters – they were okay. I will admit to giggling quite a bit, but usually it was over the ridiculousness of the slang and the shallow characterizations of the girls.

For example, shows like Teen Mom and the teens on those shows always seem to be making headlines in gossip magazines.

The way both Melody and Harmony are presented may not be easy for all to stomach. Both worlds are shocking and utterly riveting to read about but the one that strikes the most fear in me is the religious side of things because these events are happening in our day and age and I’m sure anyone with a soft heart for religion will be slightly disheartened at the points this novel stabs at regularly. But there was so much tension in offering the chapters alternately from each negan point of view that when I reached the end of one chapter, I’d often momentarily skip over the next to read the beginning of the one after that, only just remembering that I’d already done that about a dozen times.

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 hy 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. It sounds dark, but it’s not. As you may have guessed, the word “bumped” basically means “have sex.