Thursday, 29 September 2011

Bumped Review

Summary:  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.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Cover: 3/5 cool how on the book, the egg is raised off the page so it actually feels like an egg :p but other than that, not too exciting...

Review: Bumped, despite the many mixed reviews, was actually a very interesting book. I loved the vocabulary used - how everything was "neggy" and stuff like that :p  It made it really cool to read, and it kind of sunk in that this is written really far in the future.

Without giving the book away, it was fascinating how Melody and Harmony (the twins) both questioned their living arrangements... how they became aware that not everything is black and white. And the chemistry!! Omgg I absolutely loved all the chemistry between certain characters! I mean you can tell right off the batt that Zen is totally jealous whenever Melody's Surrogette duties come up, but it's like she's oblivous! :p And then Jondoe and Harmony! Teehe that is one innnnteresting relationship :p

The ending was both very surprising and very anticipated... if that's possible :p I still can't decide if I love it or hate it. All I know is that it was a cliffhanger leaving me wanting more! I definitely can't wait for the second book, Thumped.

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