Thumped is the follow-up to the satirical commentary on teen pregnancy, Bumped. In 2035 teens are famous for little more than their ability to perform surrogacy services for their shrinking society. Unfortunately, women are valued for little more than an active uterus. But fertility and desirable DNA lead to fame and wealth in a plugged-in society where the futuristic version of the internet follows every move of its famous surrogates. Melody, Harmony, and Jondoe are part of the biggest media sensation in years with their double pregnancy, although deception comes into play as neither of the pregnancies are what they seem. Melody in particular is conflicted about the ethics of her situation, and regrets the hurt that her deception has caused. Harmony fears that she has hurt her husband Ram by "bumping" with Jondoe, but it becomes clear that her arranged marriage is strictly platonic anyway as Ram reveals his true sexual orientation. Language is occasionally graphic (f--k, b-tch, a-s), but the majority of it is tongue-in-cheek references to the prized business of the time: bumping, getting paid to get laid, sperminating, etc. The main reason behind Melody's deception turns out to be her desire to educate her society about the difference between the purely physical and the emotional aspects of sex and relationships--the latter being something that is completely missing in their baby-obsessed culture. Melody lobbies for a return to the time when sexual interaction was intended to go hand in hand with an emotional relationship, and not a business one, and to a time when teens had a choice about when and with whom they would make this connection. This book is best suited for older teens who are mature enough to understand the satire of this frenetic futuristic business that has led to a near total absence of love and emotions amongst teens.