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Stacey O'Neale

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Bumped - Megan McCafferty Book Review from YA Fantasy Guide Staff Reviewer, Camille MoralesBumped was an interesting read. It was set in a really weird world. I mean, they had a really weird language, teenagers sign contracts to have babies, and condoms are illegal. What the heck? But the book was really, really good. I didn’t expect it to be this good, actually. The real twist was the end, and it was my favorite part, because I’d been waiting for it the whole time I was reading. Overall, I really liked this book. I don’t know if the author was trying to teach a lesson to the readers, but to me this book gives readers a great message, even if it’s given in a very confusing way. I liked Melody a lot more than I liked Harmony, though sometimes Melody would piss me off and I’d like Harmony more. Personally, I think that the one that developed more throughout the story was Harmony; because I guess I really love it how she can question her beliefs sometimes, and how she questions the people who teach her these beliefs, wanting to know the reason behind them, because they are never really explained to her. This is the part where religion is really brought up in the story, and to me it meant how people question their beliefs and what they should believe in, which is an issue today. Melody asks herself the same thing as well about the things she is taught, even though they are completely different and contradict what Harmony is taught in the Goodside. What I didn’t like about Harmony was that she was too religious. I know it’s the way it was supposed to be, because everything was supposed to be extreme. Like, in Melody’s side, teen pregnancy was overly promoted. But it annoyed me that all Harmony would say was related to God, and that all she would do was sing Bible passages. But I did find it interesting how both worlds had to blend together, and they had to adjust themselves to whatever was coming. The hardest change here was for Harmony, because what she did stunned me, especially in the end. As for Melody, her story was the one I liked more, because I felt sorry for her and her situation with her friends. I also loved her best friend, Zen. He is so awesome! I’m crushing on him right now. He’s sweet, smart, funny…he’s a great friend to her, and that’s really important. In the end, Melody’s story ends up being really sweet, while Harmony’s is the one that leaves you wanting to know more. I loved how the characters ended up being their own person, and I can’t wait for the next book in the series!