Book Review: Matched, by Ally Condie

matched_coverThis book is a definite must-read that keeps one glued to the pages.

In a very controlled society, Cassia is getting ready for the biggest day of her life, the Match Banquet. Her best friend Xander, also has his Match Banquet, but after a little mix-up with who her match is, she finds herself debating over who she loves.

Once Xander’s face shows up on her card, Cassia is sure that they are the perfect match. But when another boy’s face shows up on the screen for a second she finds herself debating who she is truly meant for. Cassia finds herself falling in love with this other boy, Ky– which upsets the Society and puts herself and Ky in danger.

As Cassia begins to discover her true self, she finds herself caught up in life-threatening secrets and daring choices. At the same time she is trying to save the one she loves, while she keeps her family safe.

Matched is the first volume in a trilogy. Find out what happens to Cassia in the sequels, Crossed and Reached.

-Jenna R., 7th grade

5 thoughts on “Book Review: Matched, by Ally Condie

  1. I really liked how you described this amazing book. I read it and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

  2. I loved this trilogy; the character development and the world building were both thought-provoking and effortlessly engaging. Ally Condie is an exceptional writer, and I hope to read more of her works in the future. The Matched Trilogy enables its readers to get involved just as much as the Hunger Games does, due to its incredible fan base and world renown publicity. I once had a conversation over three hours long with two of my friends regarding this saga; thus, it is very good for conversing and book clubs alike. So much is encompasses throughout those three books–Matched, Crossed, and Reached–including love and loss and gain and sacrifice and rebellion and obediance, and so much more that all comes together to create one beautiful series. I loved this series so much, and even though it is primarily “chick-lit”, I managed to convince four of my guy-friends to read the books AND THEY LOVED THEM. 😉

    Great Review; keep posting!!!!!

    TEAM KY ❤

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