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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The population is rapidly declining, leaving only one section of the planet capable of procreating. I couldn’t believe how many slang terms McCafferty could c The jacket flap does not do this book justice. Babies of exceptionally beautiful or gifted teens are legally auctioned off to the highest bidder or even produced on demand after negotiating exclusive contracts via luxury adoption agencies which are specialised on making the perfect deal.

It seems unthinkable when one reads it, but how far away are we from this society? They were both strong in their own ways. Even though this whole idea scares me to death I might have liked the book mccaffeety little better if the author hadn’t glorified teen pregnancy so much.

May 12, Chrissy rated it it was ok. I deeply enjoyed this novel and I highly recommend it as a wonderfully-written and incredibly thoughtful social dystopia. Think about the deeper consequences in a world where sex is nothing special and intimate anymore. I felt like the author had too much to say and too many ideas an wasn’t ever able to fully get to a real point with anything.

What I learnt from this book is that we need to appreciate what we have now, because in the future there is a chance that we wont have the same opportunities.

Am I missing something? With me so far?

Funny, sparkly, witty, a I’ll mccafgerty honest. I get that it’s part of world-building, but that was just painful. With The Hunger Megsn, the dystopia was cut in stone, unquestionable; the lessons it imparted were equally clear and unmistakable.


View all 63 comments. Well after a couple of years of this teens and their parents start demanding compensation for their troubles and buying a baby ends up having a whole new meaning. The girls with six figures riding on their six-month baby bellies, and the girls hoping to profit on an un-contracted knock up. Professionals have agents to score them a good bumping contract.

Oh, and vumped for seriously ends in the middle of a scene in a rilly irritating way. Jul 09, Lissa added it Shelves: However, the real dystopian fear factor is how close we already are to this future world.

I tag this book “dystopian” with trepidation. And we’re having meaningless sex to do it! I got that there was technology and girls were paid to have babies but other bumpde that I even found Harmony pretty entertaining.

Babies are bought and sold like goods in a market, and nobody questions this outrage; it mega simply accepted. Perhaps part of the reason Ms. I also do not recommend this for teens.

While Melody, Harmony and Jondoe were extreme examples of their disparate upbringings in Bumped—completely foreign to us in the beginning with their different approaches to sex and intimacy—Thumped finds them all remarkably more tangible, each of them having moved slowly but inexorably to the center of mccaffsrty spectrum where independent thought thrives.

Other books in the series. I don’t mind that Harmony got out of the cult, since it was a little much, mcvafferty did Ram really have to say “Gay for God? Thumped picks up eight and a half months after Bumped ended. They both were trapped by society, mccafterty pressures and everyone else’s expectations of them. Oct 31, Jess rated it it nccafferty ok. It’s side-splittingly bad and hilarious at the same time.

I found the dystopian idea to be very intriguing, but the actual plot wasn’t very strong. To me this was more a story about two girls who are each confined by the wildly opposing moral and social strictures governing their societies.


He paid for everyone’s sins and now asks us if we will accept the payment. I was nervous reading this one. Having had a bumpsd time and a good push to my mind seemed to be enough. Their bond has grown so much since the first book and I appreciate that, because it was relatable to a lot of people. And my parents did everything in their power to make sure I had it.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

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. 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 mccaffetty and sad for me to enjoy them.

View all 7 comments. Sterile adults control teenage fertility and the teenagers think they’re the ones in control. mccaffertyy

Thumped (Bumped, #2) by Megan McCafferty

That the available fertility indicator sticks could be also used the other way around has not been discovered yet. This was such a super quick read, and I totally devoured it in one sitting. Whereas Bumped gave us strong social commentary in the form of satire kegan commentary, Thumped is a lot less subtle.

Also, the author drops bombs like, ‘overseas condoms aren’t illegal! I’ve been reading about it for months now, the good and the bad, more of the former, less of the latter for obvious reasons and knew perfectly well what to expect. Readers will see similarities to Nccafferty Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Talebut I find the book to be mccaffergy homage rather than a derivative work. No considerations, monetary or otherwise influenced this review.

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