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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I won’t deny it – I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this piece for ages.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

There are good parts to this story, but not enough. In this society, sex for teens is condoned, considered good, even patriotic or heroic. Let’s write a book with a lot of sex talk, religious talk and consumerism talk – squish it all together in one controversial read and let everything sort itself out in the end.

The similar names also made it very difficult to keep straight on who was who. Aside from this, I did enjoy the writing.

Second, Chapters 16 through Third, Chapter 6. In mcvafferty ways, the girls’ lives are a stark contrast but in some ways they are very similar. I absolutely hated the way it was written and would probably go as far as saying it’s one of the worst written books that I have read – If I have to see the words ‘rilly’, ‘neggers’ ‘for seriously’ ‘cock jockey’ or ‘fertilicious’ again, I might scream.


I really, really wanted to like it. I’m putting it up here because it adequately describes the feelings this book brought up for me.

The novel is set in the near future and a virus has made it unlikely that any woman over eighteen can conceive a child. View all 36 comments. I am not saying that you shouldn’t read this. When Harmony suddenly appears on Melody’s door with the wish to convince her of her own god driven life style things happen that will affect both girls int he end Normally, when I read Dystopian I expect darkness, end time feeling and such, not that I want it, but this is how nearly all dystopian novels I read lately are.

But it’s Harmony who gets the message about the proposed “bump” and Harmony who meets and has sex with Jondoe. I, personally, almost never feel like reading time is wasted, even if I don’t particularly care for a book.

Two girls undergoing a mccaffertyy in perception, both of themselves and each other. A premise like that sounds unmanageable.

How tacky is that? I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty

This study guide contains the following sections: This mccafferry was crazy good. The issues it raises are weighty ones: 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 against “egg equity”.

It’s a great message on the subject of peer pressure, and actually the greatest book on peer pressure and society pressure I’ve ever bumpee, even more so than Matched and Divergentmy two contemporary dystopians. The segregation works to the benefit of Church members, in that the incidence of the virus is significantly lower amongst them.


Bumped Summary & Study Guide

I mean, identical twins called Melody and Harmony? Melody has obtained a conception contract with the Jaydens but while searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with she bumled fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is not a good partner. A good dystopia is all about world-building, and “Bumped” has done an incredible job with that.

The meagn semi-normal, semi-acceptable, semi-catchy phrase to come out of this: Jul 10, Good Golly Miss Holly rated it really liked it. And if that mental image doesn’t give you chills I have so far liked the dystopian books I have read, but this felt more like an infomercial for teen pregnancy than about a world gone bad. They are both clinging to the ideas and beliefs they have been brought up with, in the hopes of shoring up a fast-degrading faith in the rightness of society as it is.

In a world where a virus has rendered most people over 18 sterile, only teens can reproduce; social consequences follow, explored through a pair of identical twin girls raised apart and now hitting age 16, which hits back, as such birthdays tend to do.