Monday, June 6, 2011

Bumped, by Megan McCafferty

Bumped YA dystopia with an interesting premise. Decline of fertility across the globe has led to teenage pregnancies being not only desirable, but highly rewarded. Melodie and Harmony, twins separated at birth, have been raised very differently, but both struggle with the pressure to get bumped. Melodie, a "pro", has been sponsored by a wealthy couple to carry their baby- a six-figure signing bonus, college tuition, and a car- while Harmony was raised by Godseekers in a cultish area called Goodside, and feels that only God should dictate breeding.
Interesting, and for the most part well done, but the end was so sequel-ready that it left me annoyed and unsatisfied.

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