Bumped, Volume 1

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Harper Collins, Apr 26, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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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 the most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Up to 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 Goodside, a religious community, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody 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.

From New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty comes a strikingly original look at friendship, love, and sisterhood—in a future that is eerily believable.

 

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The plot sounds unique and interesting. - LibraryThing
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The ending was definitely not what I expected. - LibraryThing
The writing is atrocious and the story is even worse. - LibraryThing
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Loved it!! I didn't know it had a sequel though...what an ending...I can't wait for the next!!! It started out crazy, McCafferty literally throws the reader into this world, no explanations...but one ... Read full review

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

Humerous science fiction based on the premise of a virus that renders humans sterile in their late teens. Set about 10 years in the future US culture has split into the Goodside, religious ... Read full review

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Megan McCafferty is the author of Bumped as well as the New York Times bestselling Jessica Darling series, which includes Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings, Charmed Thirds, Fourth Comings, and Perfect Fifths. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her family.

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