Bumped by Megan McCafferty
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I read this book in January 2013 and I am STILL thinking about it!
The concept of bidding for conception contracts and receiving cash, college tuition and liposuction in exchange for carrying a baby doesn’t seem too implausible… and that’s what makes it scary! It’s the kind of thing that you think, yeah, in another 20 years that could definitely be happening.
Melody and Harmony are wonderful characters and their feelings towards each other and the situation they are in are complicated and fascinating. I really liked seeing how their relationship with each other progressed along with the plot. It’s really fast paced and I couldn’t stop reading. Their dual narrative gave an insight in to each of their characters and highlighted the fact that even though they are identical twins, they are completely separate people and deal with their circumstances in entirely different ways.
The society it is set in, and the advances in technology are so fascinating! I would love to see a film version of these books.
I would strongly suggest buying Bumped and thumped at the same time so you can binge read this fantastic duology.