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Matched by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie

Do you miss Katniss and The Hunger Games? Try the first entry in the new series by Ally Condie: Matched.

All seems wonderful in Cassia’s world. She’s just turned seventeen and is off to her Match Banquet where she will learn the name of the boy she is going to marry. All matches are done by the Society, and since the Society is perfect, so are the Matches they make. Cassia is thrilled when she is Matched with her best friend Xander. Then she is confused. Why did another friend’s face, the reclusive Ky, also show up briefly on her Match card? Was a mistake made? But the Society never makes mistakes…

This is the classic dystopia disguised as utopia; people feel all is wonderful until they start looking closer at their perfect world. The reader learns about the problems with the Society as Cassia does, so the book has a very psychological and uneasy feel to it. The storyline is very investigative, as the characters try to puzzle out the world around them, but also paranoid and restrained in tone, because it would be dangerous to let the Society know that you know something is not quite right…

By | 2017-05-08T20:08:40+00:00 January 19th, 2011|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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