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 desperately bid for "conception contracts" with the prettiest, healthiest, and smartest girls—cash, college tuition, and liposuction in... show more
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 desperately bid for "conception contracts" with the prettiest, healthiest, and smartest girls—cash, college tuition, and liposuction in exchange for a baby. Sixteen-year-old Melody has scored a record-breaking contract with a rich couple. And she's been matched with one of the hottest "bumping" partners in the world—the genetically flawless Jondoe. But her luck is about to run out. She discovers she has a sister—an identical twin. Harmony has grown up in a strict religious community and believes her calling is to save Melody from her sinful intentions. All Melody wants is to meet Jondoe and seal the deal—but when a case of mistaken identity destroys everyone's carefully laid plans, Melody and Harmony realize they have much more than DNA in common. Sharp, funny, and thought-provoking, this futuristic take on teen pregnancy is compellingly readable and scarily believable.
Publish date: April 24th 2012
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Bumped (#1)
Another dystopian future sci-fi thing involving genders, so again with picking it up. I added this to Mt. TBR before there were a lot of reviews, and I don't hate myself for reading it, but I'm glad it was short and easy to read. It's written in an irritatingly ditzy teenage style, which is squa...
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. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food. Sixteen-year-old identic...
Hey, didja know I'm deconstructing this for the Lantern? You can find my posts here . This is a CD cover for one of Korn's albums. I'm putting it up here because it adequately describes the feelings this book brought up for me.Disclaimer: I love Megan McCafferty's books. This review may be biased.Yo...
This book had way too much preaching in my opinion. I've always hated it when religious people shove God in your face, which Harmony's character did a lot. However, other than that it was a great book with a great and unique plot. :)
"I was matched with the Jaydens, who put in a very strong bid: full college tuition, a Volkswagen Plug, and a postpartum tummy trim. […] It’s hard to believe now, but this was a pretty radical decision at the time. Though popular in major cities on the coasts, going pro was still kind of a down-mark...