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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Teen pregnancy is suddenly bumpdd new cool. Hence, Pros and Ams were born. With The Hunger Games, it’s like, ooh, dystopian pie! Yet, as the evil consumers got a hold of the phenomenon they began to profit on birthing.

Her writing is always current, full of social commentary – why wouldn’t a dystopian society be the same?

However, I once had a bulgarian author talk in my old high school, about a book she’d written about communism. At the same time, it also made her transition all the more believable. Megan McCafferty clearly knows her genre, what lines she can cross and what she can’t, and that because this is a book from a well-known author it’s going to be lapped up.

Hell, I megab keep them straight, so I will call them Future Twinwho is the first one we are introduced bbumped and uses excessive amounts of future slang, and Religious Twinwho is the second and religious fanatic type.

No, it is none of those things. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I really do wish this was a standalone book.

After the initial shock, you likely will snort at the tongue-in-cheek comments. Imagine a world where your only worth is what your body can do for others.

Well after a couple of years of this teens and their parents start demanding compensation for their troubles and buying a baby ends up having a whole new meaning. However, the society that we’re landed in is just You want to write a dystopian novel?


Bumped Summary & Study Guide

All you have to do is take a look at some of the ludicrous fashions that four years ago we wouldn’t have been caught dead in skinny jeans I’m still a huge fan of McCafferty’s. View all 33 comments. So You Say You Li My biggest problem is the feel of the book. Ideological splits occur, with the most “conservative” members of society disappearing into religious compounds to marry off their girls immediately after menarche; the “liberal” members of society take the opposite extreme, with ‘helicopter parents’ grooming their girls to sell their embryos to the highest bidder and taking out loans mfgan “egg equity”.

All women have become infertile and young girls are valuable [s].

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

It sounds dark, but it’s not. Frankly, I am looking forward to the show. I have a feeling that many will miss the fact that Harmony’s character is supposed to reflect mevan extreme viewpoint.

A virus that most people catch around makes them all infertile so Teens are the only ones that can deliver new babies to the world. Preview — Mccafferhy by Megan McCafferty. 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.

I am not everybody and I know quite a few people who liked this book but it just wasn’t for me. 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.

But slowly, the surface layer peels off to reveal the deeper truths both sisters are hiding. And my mom would never really hit me.

Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty

On a side note: She has looks, she has brains, she has skills and it looks like she’s going to be paired with the most beautiful, desirable, potent “professional insemnator” in the world, Jondoe, and make a load of money delivering the most perfect child ever.

Sometimes the dialogue felt so stiff and unnatural it made me wrinkle my nose for both of them. She says something to the effect of “He looks the way Jesus does in my dreams. Babies are bought and sold like goods in a market, and nobody questions this outrage; it is simply accepted.

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And if creepy old guy agents are making you major bank on that pregg, and your creepy parents are encouraging it, and you get to bump with like, the hawtest hunkaspunk in, I dunno, the whole Uni, then why the eff not, right? But if you’re not into video reviews, here’s a brief written review, in the language of Bumped: View all 7 comments.

The duel pictures McCafferty creates are not so extreme they seem impossible, or even so very distant. View a FREE sample. For there are elements subtly woven into the system, which put teens under a considerably amount of pressure from both peers and parents: But I was quite fascinated by the themes and interested to see how they would be developed. This one so took me by surprise! Usually, there’s something you can take away from a book, whether you liked it or not.

I had no idea what the hell anybody was saying and I constantly had to stare at long passages trying to decipher what things meant.

At the point at which this novel starts, it is already established that there is a flourishing trade in surrogacy, it being accepted practice for teenagers to have sex with the intent of producing a baby that is then given away for adoption to older couples who can no longer reproduce. Rebirth, Chapters 7 through Learning to recognise the influences and demands on their lives, and whether to choose to embrace or reject these.

Feb 25, Vinaya rated it really liked it Shelves: I should have known just how committed McCafferty was going to be to making this new dystopian society realistic. Melody has sold her uniqueness to the adoptive parents and knows Harmony will threaten that bu. View all 4 comments.