Monday, February 13, 2012

Matched by Allie Condie Book Review

Matched by: Allie Condie
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow
Hardcover, 366 pages

Published November 30th 2010 by Dutton Juvenile (first published November 2010)
ISBN -0525423648 (ISBN13: 9780525423645)
edition language -English
original title -Matched
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series -Matched #1
characters -Cassia Reyes, Ky Markham, Xander Carrow
literary awards -YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults (2011), Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of the Year for Fiction (2010)
Matched joins the many recently published dystopian young adult novels.  Cassia Reyes lives in  a world where every thing is controlled The Society runs everything in the country. It takes all the decisions in order to make sure everything is controlled from who you marry to what you eat.  By doing this they guarantee a long and healthy life until you expire according to their standards.
You heard right every single detail is already carefully planned out. Where you live, what you eat, where you work, how fast you run, when you die, who you marry.  You only follow rules to live in this Society.

Cassia Reyes was happy with her life and excited about her upcoming match ceremony.  Something unexpected happens and error in the system and her curiosity  and concern about what happen lead her to find out there are somethings that are not meant to be.  Her search for the truth and what to do with her newly found knowledge lead her to find love, friendship and adventure.

Matched is a great dystopian novel.  A world carefully thought through.  I loved the details of the world and envisioned it clearly.

I give this book 4 out of 5 hearts

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