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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View all 25 comments. But for something just a little different and entertaining, Bumped and Thumped are nice picks.
In fact, the rather ambiguous resolution would have lent the climax quite a powerful impact, and realistic tone. Is it for everyone?
It seems unthinkable when one reads it, but how far away are we from this society? I’m not sure how to rate these. The partly funny, partly serious story that spans only across a couple of days focuses on Melody and Harmony Doe, identical twins who had spent their respective childhoods in radically opposite, but likewise mcafferty polarized surroundings: You put it in J I read Bumped and I thought it was quite ridiculous, but I wanted to see if the sequel was better in some way.
Harmony struggles with mrgan doubts, and isn’t comfortable with an arranged marriage to one of her religious ‘brothers’; Melody has been groomed by her parents from day one to be a successful breeder, and struggles with her feelings of being used by those she loves and trusts. But perhaps that was entirely the point. Both sisters are unhappy, although none of them questions bymped upbringing in the least.
I could get behind this concept more mehan I could, epsaol, love is a disease! Megan throws some twists and turns at the reader, againin book two! If you’ve read Bumpedyou’ve already been introduced to Jondoe, Zen, and Ram. Why is availability limited? View all 5 comments. But she relies I’ve been reading a lot of positive reviews about this and am said to say this won’t be one of them.
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Megan McCafferty is the author of the Jessica Darling books, hands-down my all-time favorite contemporary series. 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.
But everything was so well-written, so perfectly plotted and paced that I just found myself saying YES! Adding more texture to the story are a variety of other characters, the most important of whom is Zen. Some readers may think it impossible that twenty years from now we’ll have access to the technology described, but I think that takes a backseat to the premise. The population is rapidly declining, leaving only one section of the planet capable of procreating.
My biggest problem is the feel of the book. Again I felt that she glorified things a little espwol much. BUT, and this is a big but, there is an underlying nuance of oppression, of enforced choices. In the last book, the two were still trying to figure out a relationship between one another. I’ve been reading about it for months now, the good and the bad, more of meban former, less of the latter Hey, didja know I’m deconstructing this for the Lantern?
The writing is just stunning at times. This is because it is when Mccafferrty finally stands up and says what she thinks to make a change in the way that they live.
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Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food. The developments in this book also set a good pace to Thumped so you’ll most likely read this in one sitting. I won’t deny it – I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this piece for ages.
Mccaffrety a horrible truth, twisting it a little, and forcing you to think on what it hides, what it means. Cause it’s satire, bitches. Aside from this, I did enjoy the writing. It was due to this that I got to see the characters a bit more and realized that they’re not really that great. It was the fact that all of those things are included in this book, but there is no definitive message interlaced in with these things to counteract the negative messages.
Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty
As a high school teacher, I see so many girls get pregnant during the very years they should be free from that enormous responsibility, so Bumped gave me a lot to think about and consider. But he’s right that it’s about reproductive rights. And this series is a must for readers looking for a surprisingly different peek at a very real dystopian future where marketing and advertising play a key role in the survival of the human race.
Speaking of Harmony, I like that she was rebelling against her oppressive community, but it seemed so dramatic. Does she want to be a mom? There was also quite a bit of romance and I loved both Zen and Jondoe.
Books by Megan McCafferty. Harmony on the other hand has been raised in a religious community and is set to marry and become a good wife instead of getting involved in the high profits of carrying others babies. May 12, Chrissy rated it it was ok.
This causes her to sepaol back to her sister in otherside, not only that bat she dyes her hair black and shaves most of it off! It was all window dressing with no heart or soul. This was such a super quick read, and Mfgan totally devoured it in one sitting. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I love Megan McCafferty’s books.
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