Author: Megan MCCafferty
Publication Date:April 26 2011
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.
WOW…… this is such a different book. I can’t imagine what life would actually be like if we had to rely on girls under 18 to become pregnant and then give the baby to a family who wants a baby.
Bumped is about 2, 16 year old twin sisters, separated at birth and have just reunited. Harmony is very religious and doesn’t believe in being bumped. She believes that it’s never ok to become pregnant outside of marriage. Every day she wears a veil and clothes that cover up every inch of skin. Then she finds out she has a twin sister and she leaves home and goes to find her.
Melody is the complete opposite of Harmony, she believes in being bumped and she wants to have become pregnant, but she needs to find the right one. Her parents have paid a lot of money to hire someone to find the perfect match that would make a beautiful baby.
Once Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep both their lives dramatically changed.
I want to say that I liked this as much as I wanted to but I didn’t. I think I was too hyped up for the book. But I honestly did like it. I gave it 4/5 stars.
I loved how it switched from melody’s to Harmony’s POV each chapter, I felt a little annoyed by the way Harmony would try to shove God down everyone’s throats but I soon came to know a little bit more about Harmony and I understood her better. She was raised that way and if raised differently she wouldn’t be the person she was.
I absolutely love the plot of this book, it’s different than anything I have ever read and it really shines a light on teen pregnancy. Although it kind of seemed like it, Bumped does not condone teenage pregnancy.
Bumped was a fantastic read and once I started I couldn’t get enough of it. I can’t wait for the sequel of this book to come out. I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy it a lot more than this one.