Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bumped by Megan McCafferty

Bumped   I read this one for my Flights of Fancy challenge.  It was a really interesting mash up of The Handmaid's Tale and The Wolf of Wallstreet.   The basic premise is this,  93% of the population has contracted a virus which makes them completely infertile.  The hope of humanity?  Apparently teenagers retain their fertility until they are approximately 18 years old.  ( God help us all) 

Melody is the first girl in her school to go Pro.  She is selling her Pregg ( her pregnancy and ultimately her baby) to the highest bidder.   The family who hires Melody to be their Suragette, also hires number one man-candy Jondoe to "bump" with Melody.  The only complications?  Melody's twin sister Harmony and Melodies pre- agreement with Zen, who she has feelings for.

I loved the concept.  The writing was entertaining, but certainly not Pulitzer worthy.   Still, a 3 out of 5 stars and an entertaining summer read. 

Up next?  The Zoo by James Patterson.

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