- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 323 pages
- Publisher: Balzer + Bray (April 26, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061962740
Summary: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.
Review: Bumped is a book I was eagerly awaiting to read. I had read a few reviews of the book while I was still in the first part, and I was seeing a lot of people hating on how the slang was throwing people off, I am happy to report it didn't throw me off and I LOVED this book! At first I wasn't too gung-ho about it, it was okay, nothing special or note worthy, but I really started getting into it then I just could not put it down! I found myself walking while reading (tripping over rocks and bumps in the road but, w.e). I liked the bouncing back and forth between Melody and Harmony. After each characters' chapters there was a mini cliffhanger, and as soon as their chapter started again it was right where that last one left off. I like the twin Harmony more than Melody, but who knows this may change with boo two. I would definitely recommend this book, 100%. ITS AWESOME! And McCafferty is having a signing by me this month....looks like I'll be making another appearance at a signing! Yes, read this book.