Thursday, March 15, 2012

Book Review: Bumped

Title: Bumped
Author: Megan McCafferty
Publisher: Blazer + Bray (Harpercollins Publishing)
Pages: 323
Synopsis: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.

Quote: "Prayers are answered in one of four ways, she said. "Yes. No. I have something else in mind. And..." She paused long enough for my impatience to show.
"And what's the fourth answer?"

Review: I found this an easy read. It had an interesting premise and I think it was defiantly a 'starter' book. I think it was mainly laying the steps for the next book, it felt like it had a beginning, middle and that's it.. No ending. At least not in my perspective. I was more along the lines of 'Wait that's it?' It's just.... feels like a first unfinished draft.

This book could have had a lot of potential but for me? It fell flat.


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