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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Other books in the series. I even got a little teary-eyed on the last couple of pages. That means if they don’t want to be sold for procreation, they don’t have to be.
Thumped (Bumped, #2) by Megan McCafferty
Despite its flaws, Thumped was a fun book. I apologize for mccafffrty the movie references, but sometimes they’re just easier. She has her own brand. Again, there was so much potential here and it may have fallen flat a bit. The writing is just stunning at times. I know that this world believes that teens are the answer but I mxcafferty the feeling while I was reading that there was a hidden agenda and it gave me an icky feeling.
The language did so much for the world-building, I can’t imagine the book without it. The OverDrive Read format of this ebook has professional narration that plays while you read in your browser. None of the characters were well developed, and I found them overly stereo-typical to boot. So I’m just going to keep this review short.
Harmony didn’t leave alone, however; she is pregnant with twin girls. That’s not to say this book is a cautionary or morality tale. The scariest thing about Thumped — a story told about a futuristic dystopia where teen girls have their bodies sold for reproductive purposes — is how eerily similar it is to our own world right now. Dislikes – The vapid future speak, works like bump, preggy, rilly, it was forced and halfway through a paragraph I would be completely confused because I wasn’t following all the trendy jive and then it would smooth down into normal speak How everything was so extreme – the religious twin was dressed from head to foot and even in a veil, they had fake pregnancy bumps that tweens would wear around because it was cool to be pregnant.
Even if it is just learning a little something about yourself that you didn’t know before. Megan McCafferty clearly knows her ge Someone told me this was a satire – I don’t remember who – and to take everything that was said with a grain of salt. I enjoyed the humor and found myself chuckling often.
Harmony has returned to Goodside, the religious compound that she called home prior to decamping to Otherside to find her identical twin sister, Melody. Melody sums it up really nicely: But there was so much tension in offering the chapters alternately from each girl’s point of view that when I reached the end of one chapter, I’d often momentarily skip over the next to read the beginning of the one after that, only just remembering that I’d already done that about a dozen times.
Princeton, New JerseyUnited States. Once again, I was left confused and actually restarted the book to see if maybe I had missed something.
I feel like reeeeally shouldn’t be young adult books, because of the subject matter, but it’s not written in such a way I could recommend it to another adult that doesn’t write YA. 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. I predict that parents and conservative groups are going to have some things to say about this book.
You’ve reached the maximum number of titles you can currently recommend for purchase. When Ram makes a life changing announcement, I admit that I didn’t know whether to applaud him or laugh at the silliness of the reactions he received.
They are both virgins, in Melody’s case not for a lack of trying and heavy marketing of her womb, and Zen more due to a dogged determination that his sperm not be used against him. During the time skip, they apparently talked almost every day and did their best to keep in touch.
Dec 20, Rochelle rated it really liked it Shelves: But if teenagers were the only ones who could reproduce, if they were the only thing keeping the human race from extinction, you damn well bet that our ,ccafferty will rearrange itself to promote teen pregnancy.
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I am myself a very spiritual person, but this was just too much. What just happened there? Add it now to start borrowing from the collection. People infected are sterile by the time their bodies reach full mccafrerty. Melody and Harmony are deeply flawed, immature, and so, so real.
Jessica Darling’s It List 3
It means if a woman wants to breastfeed their children, she have the right to do that. If you receive an error message, please contact your mdgan for help. I guess ever since I read the “Uglies” series, I can’t put up with made up slang too well. I remember I read it, thought it was an interesting concept, and liked it megzn to be mildly excited when I saw there was a sequel.
Nov 22, SKB rated it really liked it. Because the book is told from their alternate points of view, you get a better sense of their individuality and how different they are from each other.
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I initially did not plan to write a review when I switched off my Kindle. It’s short and could easily be read in one session. The whole purpose of the novel, I believe, was to hold a mirror up to the extremes of our culture and add a whopping dose of Miracle Grow and about 25 years to mature them. Because I wanted to like it. Seemed a bit unrealistic.
A virus that most people catch around makes them all infertile so Teens are the only ones that can deliver new babies to the world. While Melody’s only goal is to get the best sperm for her baby and is under contract with an agency that searches that for her, Harmony’s life is all about God, family and motherhood.
Harmony seemed completely whacked out, not because of her churchiness but because of the whole view spoiler [sleeping with Jondoe because he looked exactly how she imagined Jesus hide spoiler ]which was creepy. I’m sure some will love it but I just didn’t find myself enjoying the way it was done after finding the idea incredibly interesting.