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 th . 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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Though the sequel felt a bit more mild, less weighty. It drove me nuts each time.

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

I did like the concept for this though. The concept is so creepy, yet its put in a funny kind of context.

Thumped hooks you in straight away and you quickly become immersed in both Melody and Harmony’s complicated, confusing lives.

But, geez, was that really so difficult? The chapters are quite short and while occasionally this caused some blurring between meagn characters for me, I did like the flow and rhythm to the book.

I even found Harmony pretty entertaining.

It also touches on the mother-child bond, drug use, desire hormonessexuality, acceptance, and a swipe at China, hah. Now he’s getting offers to be the next Johndoe. They were both strong in their own ways. This may mcafferty a book that is aimed for teenagers with cheesy and colloquial language but the subjects its tackling is much more deeper. He was just so syrupy sweet and annoying.


I also think it’s wonderful that we got to know more about Ram and see more interaction with him. One is worldly, the other sheltered, but neither realizes how little–or how much–she really knows. Whereas Bumped gave us strong social commentary in the form of satire without commentary, Thumped is a lot less subtle.

Back in Goodside with Ram, her popularity has brought more money into the community. Why even mention it at all if you don’t plan to expand on the thought?

Bumped Summary & Study Guide

The concept was interesting but the implementation was mind-numbingly vapid. Aug 21, Jilly rated it really liked it Shelves: This book also makes me ask the question; Just because a book is about teens, does that mean teens are the best audience? What can I say about Thumped? She bumpex how, inshe read smuggled copies of the book why YES, we did have censureand was shocked how much he’d gotten right. A premise like that bumpsd unmanageable.

The world is mccaafferty and engaging. Melody was railing against an ideology instead of a ruling body. I understand that it’s important and shows her personal growth, but it felt overdone. Hey, didja know I’m deconstructing this for the Lantern? Quotes “They predicted sixteen years ago, almost before anyone else, that girls like me – prettier, smarter, healthier – would be the world’s most invaluable resource. No, I think it’s Rhythm.

Everything from marketing to the education system has been co-opted by parents who hope to profit off of their sons and daughters, as well as by a desperate government willing to trample on the rights of its most vulnerable citizens – to the point of turning a blind eye to illegal drug use if it helps the participants get through the crucial deed. I don’t know why I decided to pick up the second book of the “Bumped” duology considering the fact that I didn’t particularly like the first one.


Some things happened that I completely did not expect, which I was very glad for! There’s a great cast of secondary characters, some good and some less than good, and I love all the technologies and products appearing through the story. One last thing that really bugged me.

The written material is too sexualized for the young, but the writing itself is almost too young for anyone older. I can’t recommend this book. This takes the whole everything-glorious-and-perfect-love-interest thing to an entirely new and disturbing level. The media is going crazy!

Harmony is back living in Goodside, trying to make right some of the things she’s done as of late. Mcczfferty I must say that McCafferty not only did and amazing follow up to Bumped, she left me wanting more of these characters. This one so took me by surprise!