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 the. 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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On a side note: I completely recognize and understand that people WILL like this. Sorry, very obscure reference from the animated “Tick” series. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.
Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty
As you may have guessed, negan word “bumped” basically means “have sex. The ending to this was okay, and I will be reading the sequel to find out what happens next. Nobody made a law saying everybody must get pregnant, but the society has restructured itself in such a way that people NOT making the attempt to create babies are looked upon as both unpatriotic and non-productive members of society.
Yet, I was disappointed again by how quickly the conflicts were solved, which made them underdeveloped. Parents rely on teenagers to bump early and often to earn their keep.
A virus that most people catch around makes them all infertile so Teens are the only ones that can deliv This one so took me by surprise!
Have you seen the movie Idiocracy?
Bumped Summary & Study Guide
Jun 19, Eh? The world is detailed and engaging. So, the question is, how do you decide who you are Imagine a world where your only worth is what your body can do for others. Melody was far more interesting than Harmony, but quite frankly, I kept getting confused in the beginning by who was who because their names were so similar.
Buumped are girls that are sponsored by couples desperate for children. Over and over I come back to this: When I first read Bumped, I was stunned. The language is incredibly distracting, the switch between narrators often forced and the speed with which Harmony’s decision to eschew her former straight edge ways a little unbelievable. Hey, didja know I’m deconstructing this for the Lantern?
Two girls undergoing a shift in perception, both of themselves and each other. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Read as a satirical take on current trends, though, Bumped presents some intelligent, relevant commentary on social and economic pressure and the extent to which it shapes our views. Cause it’s satire, bitches.
But the images seemed to stick to my inner teflon and the obnoxious setting was with me right after opening my eyes this morning. Again I felt that she glorified things a little too much. If English is your first language you’ll have no bumpee deciphering their future-slang. Meanwhile, the twins learn about each other. Megan McCafferty clearly knows her genre, what lines she can cross and what she can’t, and that because this is a book from a well-known author it’s going to be lapped up.
I was SO looking forward to this book. 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.
Humped our currently label-preoccupied, materialistic, and consumeristic society were indeed to suffer from a mysterious virus that makes all adults infertile, you can bet that the resulting society would be almost exactly the one McCafferty has created here.
You hopefully reconsidering Bumped and me cautiously recommending it. The writing was poorly done and felt forced, the characters were unrealistic, and although parts of the storyline increased my interest in the book, the conflicts were too easily solved.
How could this be a dystopian? My biggest problem is the feel of the mccsfferty. And suddenly, society is all about encouraging them to ‘bump’.
The chapters are split between Harmony and Melody, identical twins who are meeting for the very first time having grown up in very different worlds – Harmony in a religious sect that has a boar BUMPED is the first book in a long while that has lived up to my expectations, I read it in it’s entirety over a weekend which is very unusual for me.
In this culture, sex is not about love, but rather about pregnancy, and fertile women are expected to put their own feelings aside for the ‘good of humanity’ and the survival of the human race. Come on–but McCafferty made it work. Another carefully and beautifully written character with a great sense of humor and big loving heart. However, the real dystopian fear factor is how close we already are to this future world.
Just because their bodies biologically behave as those of mature adults does not mean they are ready to face the emotional challenges of adulthood.
With such a grim premise, humans not being able to procreate after the age of eighteen, I guess I was expecting a darker aura about the book.