Review: Bumped (Bumped #1) by Megan McCafferty

Bumped by Megan McCafferty

Copy Coutesy of Netgalley and Balzer + Bray
Release Date: April 26, 2011

There is a virus that renders just about everyone over 18 sterile, which means the baby-making business is very lucrative for a smart, pretty teen like Melody. Until Harmony, her long lost twin sister, comes into her life and things get really complicated really quickly.

Harmony chapters are basically a continuous ranting of a very deeply brainwashed cult member. While this is an interesting viewpoint, I was annoyed with its repetitiveness. Yes, she does some thinking about things, and there is some character development, but that development is shallow and very quick (in the time span of 1 day).

Melody is a similarly shallow character, who is highly intelligent, talks like a ditsy valley girl (her slang is changed to fit the world), and changes her mind about fundamental parts of her life in the span of a day. An example of a sentence "Wow, that dress was totally fertilicious I don't know why you're negging on it." After having to read this kind of dialogue for the entirety of the book, I wanted to chuck it out a window, but I read it on my Kindle which is not at fault and so should not have to bear the consequences of the bad books I read on it.

So, to summarize: 2 main characters that I can't stand and a story that is shallow and moves in an unrealistically quick manner. At least the premise was interesting.

Star Rating: 1.0/5.0

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Wasn't planning on reading it... After this review I am now I'm avoiding it like the plague lol


I started reading this and just couldn't get into it. I thought maybe I would pick it up later, but now I'm not so sure. It sounds like it doesn't get any better!


@two reading It really doesn't get any better although I kept hoping it would.


I think my review pretty much matched yours.


I was considering this one as it sounds like an interesting concept, but I think I won't bother now.


I've seen this around a lot and have been considering it, but I may have to reconsider now. Thanks for the honesty!


I wasn't impressed with this book either. I really appreciate your honest review - mine will be up tomorrow and I was nervous that I was the only one who didn't like it. I agree on all accounts.


I'm sad to hear that you didn't like this one. I just started reading it a couple days ago and really like it so far.


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