“Matched” by Ally Condie

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - Book Reading
“Matched” by Ally Condie

I reread this book in preparation of finally reading Reached, the last book. This book surprisingly held up fairly well on a reread – enough for me to give it the same rating. I still think Condie drew a bit much on the Giver, but I still think it works fairly well. This is a book that I both have recommended and will recommend to people who are enjoying dystopian and soft-dystopian fiction.

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.

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