Review of Matched by Ally Condie

Title: Matched
Series: Matched Trilogy Series Book 1
Author: Ally Condie
Publisher: Penguin  Young Readers Group

Synopsis:

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.




Rating: I will be giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars. It was a good book. The world that the characters live in is very interesting and I was very pleased with how the author took emotions in creating the world and social norms of the society, for example, the author touched on life and death, the choice of living forever, the choice of being brought back. The book also reminded me of Fahrenheit 451 when the author went into how books were burnt and certain things were kept out of society. I did like the idea of the book.The synopsis of the book was what really made me want to read this book. So after sitting in the bookstore for a few minutes reading chapter one, I decided to go ahead and buy the book. As soon as I got home I ran up the stairs  and into my room so I could read this book. As I started reading I thought, ‘this is going to be an awesome book’ but as I was getting deeper and deeper into the book I started to get a little disappointed with the main character as a whole. The book from time to time became a little slow for my taste. I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for science fiction, dystopian, and romance.


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