BUMPED by Megan McCafferty
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 identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job.
Harmony has spent her whole life in Goodside, a religious community, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody that pregging for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.
When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.
Review of BUMPED
I don’t even know where to start with this one. Have you ever read a book and at the end you think “What did I even just read?”. That’s this book. If someone asked me to write a summary of this book I’d say it’s about a bunch of teenagers getting pregnant and selling their babies. That’s it. It was so bad I can’t even remember but I’m going to try my best and remember what I can for the purpose of letting you all know.
Firstly, the main characters are Melody and Harmony and they’re twins. Really? We had to go with matching names? Seriously? That was offense number 1. Next the story is about a bunch of teen girls getting paid to have babies. Woah. Cuz we didn’t have enough with the media pushing teen pregnancy in our faces, we needed a whole book too. No. That’s all I can say about this. Anyways, I was willing to give the book a chance even after all that was dropped on me in the first couple of chapters. Bad decision! The book just kept getting worse.
You’re never going to believe what happens! The twins switch places! No way! Because that’s not the most obvious thing ever! Really though. Just a warning, this book is really religious. You have one twin selling her babies and one that’s apart of a church cult. I have nothing at all against religion but this book was really over dramatic.
Guess what I also just found out! There’s a sequel! Stay tuned for that review.
1 out of 5. This was terrible.
“Faith is accepting what makes no sense, what we cannot prove, but know down deep in our souls is real.”