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Aimee

I grew up reading books like The Babysitter Club and The Boxcar Kids. Now I read Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian and any mixture of these all depending on what my mood is. I love Stephen King, Michael Connolly, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and many others.

Bumped

Bumped - Megan McCafferty I was really intrigued by the intro on this. The author talked about what influenced her to write this book. Mostly MTV's Sixteen and Pregnant and shows just like it. It was really interesting to see what inspired her and to see what was the result of it.

This was really hard to get through the switching narrations at first, but after the fourth or fifth time that the narrations switched and I was able to really tell the difference between one sister and the other, it was easy and flowed well. It also put both lives into prospective a lot better. I had a different idea of what the story would be like going in based on the description but I'm very pleased with how it all turned out.

The twins themselves, while identical, were almost complete opposites. I loved how their identities weren't lost in the middle somehow and that they weren't exactly alike. While it isn't a governed society where every part of their lives are controlled, we see other effects of the virus. Parents grooming their children to 'bump' at an early age, to sell their eggs and to reap the rewards. Throw in a set of twins, each with different ideas of their duties for society, and it makes for a very entertaining novel.

I love how authors can take an issue with today's society and create such strong and scary stories with them. This is definitely a must read.