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Review: Bumped - Megan McCafferty

Posted by DeadAngelLover22 from Cardiff - Published on 09/09/2011 at 10:14
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Title: Bumped
Author: Megan McCafferty
Publisher: Corgi
RRP: £6.99
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Society says you’ve got a perfect future, but what if you wanted something else?

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 desperately bid for “conception contracts” with the prettiest, healthiest and cleverest girls. Cash, college tuitions and liposuctions in exchange for a baby.

Sixteen-year-old Melody has scored an amazing contract with a rich couple and she’s been matched with one of the hottest “bumping” partners in the world – the genetically flawless Jondoe but melody’s luck is about to run out.

Melody is a Sixteen year old who has been paid to “bump” and then “preg” for a couple who want a baby. If all goes to plan she will carry, give birth and then give the baby to the new family, a couple of days later she will return to her normal life in school.

In some cases (like with her close friend) while “bumped” these teenage girls can stop/or not take enough of their medication so they become attached to the baby. In one case the girl believed her baby was taken from her without her permission.

This is a story of futuristic times, love, loss and even miscommunication, finding love in places you dare not look for it and of course family.

I picked this book up on a whim as it looked like it may be a series made by several authors and I loved it except the ending, but that’s just my opinion.

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