Author: Ally Condie
Release Date: November 30, 2010
Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group
Format: Trade Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
"In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion." (http://matched-book.com/matched-book.html)
About the Author:
"Ally Condie received a degree in English Teaching from Brigham Young University and spent a number of years teaching high school English in Utah and in upstate New York. She lives with her husband and three sons outside of Salt Lake City, Utah." (http://matched-book.com/bio.html)
I know a lot of people who have read this book and said it was fantastic, so I thought I would give it a try. I LOVED it! I loved the idea, all of the rules in this particular society, the fact that the government chooses a life mate for you, and that nobody questions it (which is usually how all of these books start...) I'm super curious about who set Cassia up and made the "mistake". It is going to drive me crazy not knowing where this story is going, but I love it when an author is capable of making the reader feel that way! Will Cassia find what she's looking for? Will she get caught? AAAAHHHH!!!! If you loved The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, etc. you will love Matched! Happy Reading!
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Author Website http://www.allysoncondie.com/