Mar 242011

Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Rating: 1/5
Source: Review copy from NetGalley
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

Will be published in April 2011.

Melody and Harmony are identical twins, separated at birth, who have just met each other. They come from two completely different walks of life: Harmony grew up in Goodside, a religious community with little contact with the outside world; while Melody has a conception contract with a wealthy couple, and is just waiting to hear who the other half of the contract will go to. How will meeting each other change their plans for life?

I found this book to be a prime example of why I don’t usually read YA novels. To me, it was just like seeing and listening to a young teenage girl’s conversation in a mall. Completely ridulous and annoying. I just wanted to shake the girls. But maybe that’s just my age showing, I am almost 30.

The premise of why people become infertile at age eighteen was never explained, or even touched on. I guess that matches the selfish outlook of the teenaged characters, but it made for a confusing and unrealistic reading experience. 

Overall, I just didn’t like it. I was going to stop after the first chapter or so, but it wasn’t that long, and I wanted to see if it got any better as it progressed. It didn’t. In fact, I don’t even think it ended, it just kind of stopped. I take it there is obviously a sequel coming? It will not be something I’ll be reading.

  2 Responses to “Bumped”

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  2. I have this one in the review pile, I'm an older reader, but I do like a lot of YA, usually because I go into it knowing that it is written for a different audience.

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