Ally Condie has created a future where the society controls everything. Who you marry, when you die, what you eat. "Matched" is the story of Cassia.
Ally Condie has created a future where the society controls everything. Who you marry, when you die, what you eat. "Matched" is the story of Cassia. On a romantic journey, Cassia discovers that the society isn't perfect, that everything isn't as it seems. Xander, Cassia's childhood friend, was who Cassia was matched with, the one she will spend the rest of her life with. Xander is the perfect choice for Cassia-he follows the rules, and they both know each other extremely well. But there is someone else. Ky, a mysterious person, who knows more than he lets on and is forbidden to be matched. Cassia and Ky bond further through a hiking class and fall in love. Who will Cassia choose, if she has any choice at all?
I really enjoyed this book because of the vivid descriptions and drama that kept the pages turning. It was easy to imagine that this future actually could happen. There are no dull parts and lots of action. Be warned, there is a cliff hanger at the end. "Matched" is the first book in a trilogy. The second book is scheduled to come out in the fall of 2011.
This book is recommended for ages 12 and up, or grade 7 and up. If you liked "Twilight" or "The Hunger Games," I recommend this book for you.
Author: Ally Condie
Publisher: Penguin Group
Number of Pages: 366