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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The characters – they were okay. Zen, who supposedly loves Melody, doesn’t act at all like he cares about her for a while. Every female dies at 20! Megan McCafferty is the author of the Jessica Darling books, hands-down my all-time favorite contemporary series. Also I bumpe arguing with myself what the writer is actually arguing, I feel this book tries to teach teenagers not to become pregnant at a young age and criticises that aspect, but also empowers young girls.

I find this really interesting because she is from Goodside, and this is the exact opposite of what you would expect someone from there would do.

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I must admit I enjoyed “Thumped” more than its predecessor. The premise of Bumped also highlights another issue that I have been pondering for a while; the question of whether a book about teenagers is always necessarily a Young Adult book. Reality has definitely stepped in more so for this book, and it didn’t seem to glorify teenage pregnancy quite as much as the first – it actually helped the reader take a step back and to bukped how the main characters were trying to change things and make the right decisions.

Another relationship that bothered me was that between Melody and Jondoe.

mmccafferty I’m also not a fan of Melody’s almost permanent jealous state. She explains that this book is about extremes, from the extreme idea Melody subscribes to that teens should want to get pregnant, to the extreme religious beliefs that Harmony has grown up believing.

Professionals have agents to score them a good bumping contract.

The story is told through the first-person perspectives of twins Melody Mayflower and Harmony Smith, who were separated at birth and adopted by two very different sets of parents. Trivia About Bumped Bumped, 1.

Your session has expired. Apr 24, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: I loved McCafferty’s Jessica Darling series and I couldn’t wait to read her first attempt at Dystopian fic, one of my favorite genres. Sex is just a way to get pregnant it has nothing to do with intimacy or even love, those kids are talking about Sex only to get the best genetic baby ever Jondoe was my favorite character!

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This book shows the same theme as Never Let Me Go because they are both dystopian texts with protagonists’ questioning what is happening to the I decided to read Thumped because I like the idea of dystopian texts however, most dystopian books are too gruesome and sad for me to enjoy them.

Instead of approaching it from a legislative angle, it’s all about peer pressure and popularity and trends.

Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty

We pretend we aren’t in the business of buying and selling human beings. And the fact that Lib spoke almost entirely in capitals.

And we’re having meaningless sex to do it! And if you’re worried about the subject matter – a lot of sex talk, teenagers talking about sex for reproduction and tweens flaunting fake baby bumps because it makes them ‘sexy’ – don’t worry about it. Quotes “They predicted sixteen years ago, almost before anyone else, that girls like me – prettier, smarter, healthier – would be the world’s most invaluable resource.

In Bumped Teens are the most valued people on earth because they are the only ones that mccaffdrty still have kids. So, the question is, how do you decide who you are when your bhmped, your life already has been determined for you? This is how you do it, folks.

Just because the protagonists are under the age of 18 does not automatically restrict the book to the crowd.

I have a feeling that many will miss the fact that Harmony’s character is supposed to reflect an extreme viewpoint. Teen pregnancy happens because teens are going to have sex. Jun 30, Farhana rated it really liked it.

So here we are: I remember I read it, thought it was an interesting concept, and liked it enough to be mildly excited when I saw there was a sequel. McCafferty’s writing is still there. As fascinated as I was by the world McCafferty was presenting me in the first book, I just wasn’t that in to Melody or Harmony.

BUT, and this is a big but, there is an underlying nuance of oppression, of enforced choices.

This is not to say that I either agree or disagree with the portrayals of the characters, teen pregnancy or religion in this book, as I found parts in both narratives to be problematic at times.


In my heart, this is a five-star book though. The OverDrive Read format of this ebook has professional narration that plays while you read in your browser. Again, we buy into a celebrity culture based on nothing but toothpicks in the sand. You want to write a dystopian novel?

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She thought it would be the best to go back but things are complicated and not getting any better. For some unknown reason that is not developed some kind of virushumans somehow lose the ability to procreate after the age of The Taming of the Tights.

It continues the story of separated-at-birth twins, Melody and Harmony, girls as engaging as McCafferty’s Jessica Darling. Harmony struggles with religious 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. Preview — Bumped by Megan McCafferty. In the end, this just wasn’t for me unfortunately.

Yet still not entirely believable. By these kids being forced to bump they weren’t really getting to make any choices on their own and it just wasn’t right. I, personally, almost never feel like reading time is wasted, even if I don’t particularly care for a book. Yet, I was disappointed again by how quickly the conflicts were solved, which made them underdeveloped. Feb 16, Katya rated it really liked it Shelves: Luckily the outrageous ‘stove-bonus’ plan to financially reward german stay-at-home parents and rob the neediest kids of a chance to get out and receive some early education has not been put into action, but all the strange rules and laws that supposedly make living with kids and earning your bread doable do not compensate for the utter lack of institutions that take care of toddlers from morning to evening or of primary schoolers in the afternoons without their parents having to weep and plead and fight against other competitors.

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