Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Review ⋯ Bumped

Title: Bumped
Series: Bumped ⋯ Book 1
Author: Megan McCafferty
Pages: 237
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: 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: I loved this book! I completely devoured it, it was just so good! I think that the author did a wonderful job of writing about a sorta uncomfortable subject—teen pregnancy. While at times I thought it was horrifying to think of girls getting 'pregged' so young, it was also interesting to read about a world that was in such a possible danger of dying off that they paid teens to hook-up, get pregnant, and then give up their baby. 

I loved seeing how Melody and Harmony's views change though out the book, and how not everything came together until the very end. Overall, I absolutely loved this book!

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