Author: Megan McCafferty
MLA Citation: McCafferty, Megan. Bumped. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2011. Print.
Annotation: When a virus causes everyone over the age of eighteen to be infertile, teen pregnancy goes from being something everyone looks down on to the only way to reproduce. Melody, a girl taking advantage of her fertility, meets her twin, Harmony, a girl raised in a religious family, wind up on an adventure they never could have imagined.
Booktalk: In a world where teen pregnancy is the only way to reproduce, would you be willing to reproduce with someone solely based on their genetics and trade your baby for money, tuition, etc.? Or would you still believe that their is something sacred about having a baby? These are the two sides Melody and Harmony are on. But when a case of mistaken identity happens, the two girls learn much more about themselves other than they share the same DNA.
Straight from the Teens: Lisa (16) says “While there are many similarities in this book to The Giver, I really like how McCafferty didn’t just info-dump on you.”
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