Matched by Ally Condie is a dystopian young adult novel first published in 2010. It is the 1st book in the Matched Trilogy novel series. The story in the series is set in a place where society is strictly controlled and someone turns 17 will have to do the “matching” test to determine her/his life partner. Cassia Reyes, a seventeen-year-old girl, started doubting the matching system when it showed the information of an outcast at school, Ky Markham, when she had already Matched with Xander Carrow, her best
The book is followed by Crossed (Book 2).
Cover and Details of Matched by Ally Condie (PDF)
- Title: Matched (Matched Trilogy, Book 1)
- Author: Ally Condie
- Publisher: Dutton Books
- Date Published: November 30, 2010
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0525423648
- ISBN-13: 9780525423645
Summary of the Book
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 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.
Reviews of Matched
While many dystopian authors these days write about a government that oppresses and leaves their citizens in misery, Ally Condie writes about one that cares about their citizens. But at what cost?
This book may not be as fast-paced as others out there, but that doesn’t make it badly written. This book is more about the main character, Cassia, slow realization that something is not right. While she has never questioned the Society, she begins to realize that something is missing…freedom and the ability to make her own choices. She struggles with living the life the Society has chosen for her—where she knows she will be happy—and choosing a different path of uncertainty but more freedom and adventure.
Ally Condie has taken the Dystopian genre and written a philosophical book of self-awareness. I can’t wait to see where she takes the story in Crossed and Reached. (by mapleleafmanny, amazon.com)
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