Thoughts on the books I'm reading. Mostly young adult, but some adult and younger grade readers as well.
Book reviews of YA lit and more
As a middle school librarian and hopeful reader of Missouri's high school award books (Gateway nominees), I am reading and reviewing as many young adult and middle grade novels as I can while working on my own writing for this age group.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Bumped- Megan McCafferty
This book has one of the most interesting premises of a book I have read in a long time. There has been a fertility virus that has struck all adults and the only members of society that can conceive are teenagers. If that isn't a scary thought, then I don't know what is! :-) Enter into the scene Harmony and Melody, identical twins that were separated at birth. One was rasied in the "Church" where girls are raised to be married at 13 and submit to God's (or the Elders') will for their lives. The other girls was raised with two parents that have spend her whole life prepping her for a "bump" that will bring them money and fame. The girls come together and life is turned upside down for both of them in a major way. The end of the book leaves you hanging, so there is not surprise that the sequel (Thumped) will be coming out in April 2012. I for one, can't wait to read the conclusion this spring! Here is a video where the author explain the book even further.