A virus has swept the world, making everyone over the age of eighteen infertile. Teenagers are now the most prized members of society, and would-be parents. 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 . Bumped by Megan McCafferty In the future, a virus has come along that makes people over the age of 18 sterile. I don’t know what it is with.

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Thumped (Bumped, #2) by Megan McCafferty

The story was getting tiring and the weird bump-esque language just became annoying after a while. I believe the germ of McCafferty’s story is interesting — a world in which teen girls are encouraged to have unprotected sex, with a focus on popularity, marketing and social pressure to have that means achieved.

The meyan and finale of the Bumped series is everything I could have wanted. I was disappoint with how most everyone in the story was so ‘okay’ with paying teenager to be surrogates, especially the virus that affected the society is fairly recent and even couples in their 30s remember how things ‘were.

Their offspring are snapped up by the highest bidder. So, you want to go to the mall? They’re very one note and not developed properly. McCafferty just pushes that trend a bit further.

Alternating between the dual perspectives of Harmony and Melody, this sequel brings this shocking, exciting and thought-provoking series to its bittersweet end. View a FREE sample. Again, there was so much potential here and it may have fallen flat a bit. Open Preview See a Problem? I guess I liked the concept of the story, since I like flawed communities Rebirth, Chapters 20 through The only thing we see is Jondoe being miserable about Harmony being gone and Melody trying not very hard to give him hope that Harmony will come back.

And the issues she addresses — just what will our society do to ensure its survival and just how will people react and fight back — offer readers much to think about.


Bumped Summary & Study Guide

Humanist is the word. Zen, who supposedly loves Melody, doesn’t act at all First published on: Cause it’s satire, bitches. As vehicles to question the norms of the world they live in, they are perfect.

Harmony is back living in Goodside, trying to make right some of the things she’s done as of late. But everything was so well-written, so perfectly plotted and paced that I just found myself saying YES!

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

It wasn’t a magnificent read, but it was something that will keep me thinking for many months to come. Does she want her babies brought up the way she was?

But she relies too heavily on crutches from other popular dystopias that distract from the real grit of the story. Preview — Thumped by Megan McCafferty. I tag this book “dystopian” with trepidation. Sometimes when reading a sequel you can actually eel like you are reading two different books.

Now he’s getting offers to be the next Johndoe. Thus birthrates continue to drop and our flabbergasted politicians look down from their glass towers longingly at our neighbours in Denmark or France without realising the obvious faults in their concepts.

This is either a classic case of the author trying to be too teen and failing or simply a horrendous choice of ‘futuristic slang’. So, as a result, teenagers become a hot commodity for their wonderful gestational abilities, and are hired to make babies for older adults who can pay to adopt them.

The book really made me think.

Girls, put that on your list! First, The O’Malley was mistaken when he claimed all the swearing was replaced by various reproductive slang terms. Yet this book caught me completely off guard. And I didn’t enjoy this one either. Melody realizes she doesn’t want to be a surrogate and decides to take control of her life, including her love for her best friend, Zen. It didn’t have the same feeling as the first book, so maybe that’s why I didn’t like it as much as I wanted to.


You can find my posts here. I apologize for all the movie references, but sometimes they’re just easier. I see the issues the author is trying to approach in her writing however didn’t find them hugely c A tough book to review. I enjoyed the humor and found myself chuckling often.

What can I say about Thumped? There are some scenes that are deliberately, I suspect incredibly skin crawly — like young girls trying on fake baby bumps, the rampant sexualisation and view spoiler [a pregnant pre-teen hide spoiler ]. Sometimes the dialogue felt so stiff and unnatural it made me wrinkle my nose for both of them. Thumped picks up eight and a half months later, both identical twins, Harmony and Melody are preggo with twins and are due to give birth at the same time.

Apr 23, Ashley Hunt rated it did not like it. It was due to this that I got to see the characters a bit more and realized that they’re not really that great. Melody on the bumpdd hand is still in Otherside the princess of a media frenzy that is now surrounding the twins of The Hotties as they have been branded. Trivia About Thumped Bumped, 2.

The breakneck speed of the switches makes it difficult to develop a connection to the characters or keep track of what in the heehaw is goin’ on. And things like “For Serious” have been adopted in my daily language while reading!

While Atwood’s book focuses more on the patriarchy and mdgan dangers of the reintegration of church and state, Bumped seems more about the danger meagn the ever-increasing ubiquitous media and popular culture, and the current trend for kids to grow up too fast. Open Preview See a Problem?