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ISBN13: 9780525423645
ISBN10: 0525423648
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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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"All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well? She's told it was an error, but something once noticed clamors for attention, and now Cassia can't look away. Ky has many secrets, but the most stunning to Cassia is something she never suspected still existed: creativity. As they fall in love, Cassia's eyes are opened to the truth of the Society, and she knows she can no longer blindly follow its dictates. But the Society isn't through with them, and things get much, much uglier. Condie's enthralling and twisty dystopian plot is well served by her intriguing characters and fine writing. While the ending is unresolved (the book is first in a trilogy), Cassia's metamorphosis is gripping and satisfying. Ages 14 — up. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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The complete collection of critically acclaimed, award-winning novels from New York Times-bestselling author Ally Condie's Matched Trilogy, including Matched, Crossed, and the breathtaking conclusion, Reached.

 

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 upstate New York. She lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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littlebpdx, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by littlebpdx)
Great read. Interesting story line. A lot of action and makes you think what would happen if you took the other road.
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LovinIt, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by LovinIt)
I really enjoyed the first book in the Crossed series. Matched was the perfect science fiction meets forbidden love story. The characters are real and relatable and the concepts behind the society Cassia lives in are fascinating. If you loved Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, you'll love this new series!
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moiraethefatesbookreview, May 8, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
Matched by Ally Condie

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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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
I was so excited to read this novel, the beautiful cover the buzz it got before publication, for me, the book was just okay. It should be said that I am not the biggest fan of dystopian novels.
The writing was good, the character development and the dialog was good, but for me Cassia the main girl, I found to be not very likable. I found her to be selfish and kind of boring. I did like Xander I found him to be very interesting and I really wish there would have been more of him. I wish it was told from his point of view not Cassia’s.
I do hope the second book in this series is better, I do plan on reading it, maybe it will change my mind. Again dystopian novels are not my favorite things to read.
I really wish we knew more about the Society. We don’t know much about them, we have no idea who they are or possibly what they are. I wanted to know more about them and more about the Officials. I think if I had more information about them, I could have enjoyed the novel more.
Overall rating
**1/2 2 ½ out of 5 stars
Cover art: It’s beautiful!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525423645
Author:
Condie, Ally
Publisher:
Dutton Juvenile
Author:
Condie, Allyson
Author:
Lu, Marie
Author:
Khoury, Jessica
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science & Technology
Edition Description:
Retail Boxed Set
Series:
Legend
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20121113
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
1322
Dimensions:
9.28 x 6.38 x 1.3 in 1.27 lb
Age Level:
14-14

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Product details 1322 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525423645 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well? She's told it was an error, but something once noticed clamors for attention, and now Cassia can't look away. Ky has many secrets, but the most stunning to Cassia is something she never suspected still existed: creativity. As they fall in love, Cassia's eyes are opened to the truth of the Society, and she knows she can no longer blindly follow its dictates. But the Society isn't through with them, and things get much, much uglier. Condie's enthralling and twisty dystopian plot is well served by her intriguing characters and fine writing. While the ending is unresolved (the book is first in a trilogy), Cassia's metamorphosis is gripping and satisfying. Ages 14 — up. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
The complete collection of critically acclaimed, award-winning novels from New York Times-bestselling author Ally Condie's Matched Trilogy, including Matched, Crossed, and the breathtaking conclusion, Reached.

 

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