When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.
Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until 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 religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her 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.
The following review is done by cutie and Danny!
Danny: I’m so excited about this review. I love this book so much!!
cutie: Me too!!! You want to start with a description?
Danny: After you, my dear cutie.
cutie: Awww shucks, thank you! *hugs Danny*
Bumped is so different!!
In Bumped Teens are the most valued people on earth because they are the only ones that can still have kids. A virus that most people catch around 18-20 makes them all infertile so Teens are the only ones that can deliver new babies to the world. While Mrs McCafferty could have told the story in a dark and brooding way she decided to take it lightly with a fun undertone. WONDERFUL!
Danny: This book was seriously hilarious and I laughed out so loud so many times that my hubs started to get worried. Both voices, Melody and Harmony are both funny in their own ways without lacking their own personalities. Girls, put that on your list!
cutie: Once again, I completely agree, Danny. My friends, you should go out now and buy or rent this one! I will be buying this novel and passing it along to my own daughters when they are older. I think this book is not only a great read, but a powerful take on our modern society. Ms. McCafferty not only wrote an amazing story, but used her talent to speak to a generations of young women who are being marketed by advertising agencies and society to be sexier and more sexual at younger ages then ever before. As a mother of three beautiful girls, I am not only grateful to her, but applaud her for tackling this important topic!