Saturday, 24 September 2011

Bumped by Megan McCafferty

ISBN: 9780061962745
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages: 323

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 I first read the blurb of Bumped, I was eager to get my hands on a copy there and then to read and review! I really enjoyed reading the first few chapters where all the characters were introduced. But after the initial introductions it got a bit slow as nothing seemed to be happening. From it's blurb Bumped seemed to lean more towards it being a dystopian book than a general YA or sci-fi romance book, which wasn't the case. From the very start it is quite obvious that Zen has a soft spot for Melody. Unfortunately for Zen, Melody is oblivious to Zen's feelings towards her and is more concerned with her contract. The reason Zen is my favourite character is that throughout everything he is there for Melody, even when her foster parents aren't there for her. What attracted me to Bumped in the first place was it's simplistic but eye-catching cover, and I was glad it did! Although I was a bit disappointed as it wasn't what I thought it was, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bumped and can't wait to read the second book Thumped!

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1 comment:

  1. I really really liked this book :) I'm super excited for Thumped! I loved Zen too, the end is so cute! And I thought it was so weird that condoms were illegal! WTH?! So weird..