Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bumped by Megan McCafferty

BumpedTitle: Bumped by Megan McCafferty
  • Classification: Young Adult
  • Genre: Dystopia
  • Format: Hardcove, 336 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray (April 26, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0061962740
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061962745
  • Notes: The F-bomb is dropped a couple of times at the end of the book. Seemed to fit with the emotional state of the character who said it.
Melody and Harmony are identical twins that have been separated since birth. They were not expected to live, so the adoption agency decided to split them up. They have lived totally different lives. Harmony lived in Goodside, a highly religious community, while Melody lived in Otherside, a community that promotes teenage pregnancy. The Human Progressive Sterility Virus has affected the majority of people and around the ages of 18 to 20,  it renders it's victims sterile. In order to keep the population going, teenagers are encouraged to go forth and multiply as much as they can with whoever they can. The need for surrogates is also in high demand. So while Harmony is encouraged to marry and have children at a young age. Melody has been encouraged to become a surrogate for hire and make big bucks.

This is a tongue-in-cheek humorous read. Nothing is meant to be taken seriously. With promotional slogans being spouted like "Do the deed. Born to Breed." and "bump yo skillz 2 pay da billz...", you can't help but giggle. In the beginning of the book you can not see anything of one twin in the other except the shared traits of their looks. By the end, however, the two sisters will see more of themselves reflected in the other then they ever could have imagined. A very fun read. If you're looking for a silly read that will put a smile on your face this may be what you're looking for. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. While I liked it, I didn't love it.

Funny little note: The song that danced through my head with this book was MC Hammer's 'You Can't Touch This'. The line that seemed appropriate??? "Just for a minute let's all do the bump
Bump bump bump yeah." lol Seemed appropriate for Melody.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, I love the names Melody and Harmony for twins:) This book sounds very interesting I think I'm going to check it out.

    -Kate the Book Buff
    The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People


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