Bumped

Bumped

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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.

From New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty comes a strikingly original look at friendship, love, and sisterhood--in a future that is eerily believable.

Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2011.
ISBN: 9780061962745
Branch Call Number: YA MCC
Characteristics: 323 p.

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sloanelm
Mar 29, 2018

This book is based on an interesting premise but the language distortions made it a tough slog, to put it very mildly. Maybe that’s what I get for reading a YA novel.

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momshoes1
Jul 22, 2016

Loved this book, gives you something to think about while still indulging the romance side of your brain.

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Jul 22, 2016

momshoes1 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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momshoes1
Jul 22, 2016

Melody and her twin Harmony finally meet after years of separation. While Harmony thinks it the best thing ever and wants to bring Melody back home with her. Melody is more worried about her school life and having a secret twin sister could ruin it all for her.

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