When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.
Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.
Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.
When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.
It's a dystopian novel set in 2035, sometimes while I was reading I felt overwhelmed for the slang and the story itself. Every chapter is written from Melody and Harmony point of view, since they are so far from each other it makes it interesting to try to understand their world.
Melody is preparing to be a professional surrogate at the age of sixteen when Harmony arrives to save her sister's soul, later on the book this may change. I believe the world Megan McCafferty made, as far as dystopian literature relates, is great, since dystopia is an often futuristic society that has degraded into a repressive and controlled state. Keep in mind the topics in the book made room for controversial point of views.
The story is a little complex for a teen audience, the sex scene is not descriptive but sex is a constant factor in this book, I believe it's up to you and your criteria whether to read or not this book. Overall I would recommend this book to dystopian lovers.