BumpedPaperback - 2012
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 desperately bid for "conception contracts" with the prettiest, healthiest, and smartest girls--cash, college tuition, and liposuction in exchange for a baby.
Sixteen-year-old Melody has scored a record-breaking contract with a rich couple. And she's been matched with one of the hottest "bumping" partners in the world--the genetically flawless Jondoe.
But her luck is about to run out.
She discovers she has a sister--an identical twin. Harmony has grown up in a strict religious community and believes her calling is to save Melody from her sinful intentions. All Melody wants is to meet Jondoe and seal the deal--but when a case of mistaken identity destroys everyone's carefully laid plans, Melody and Harmony realize they have much more than DNA in common.
Sharp, funny, and thought-provoking, this futuristic take on teen pregnancy is compellingly readable and scarily believable.
From Library Staff
In this dystopia, everyone over 18 is infertile. To solve this problem, girls are selected to carry babies in their teens and paid handsomely. When 16-year-old Melody is chosen to "bump" with a famous guy, she also finds out she has a twin sister with very different beliefs.
CRRL_ChristineC Sep 08, 2017
In this dystopia, everyone over 18 is infertile. To solve this problem, girls are selected to carry babies in their teens and paid handsomely. When sixteen-year-old Melody is chosen to "bump" with a famous guy, she also finds out she has a twin sister with very different beliefs.
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Coarse Language: They swear, but it isn't ery noticable. The word most used word is the f-word.
Sexual Content: They talk about reproducing and about sex in general but nothing excplicit. A few innuendos.
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Bumped is the story of Melody, a typical high school girl living in a dystopian society where a Virus has made all people over the age of 18 barren (unable to have kids). The government decides to pay teenage girls and boys to "bump", as in, pay to have kids. Melody has a contract to "bump" for a family, but she (at the beginning) is not pregnant. Melody finds out that she has a twin named Harmony, who has lived her entire life in Goodside, a church-oriented, somewhat Amish-resembling society. Harmony comes to see Melody, trying to convert her. In Goodside, they believing that getting pregnant for profit is a sin. This book chronicles Melody and Harmony's journey...their sister journey, boys, and a lot of other adventures. This book is good, though a bit confusing, at times.
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