Matched (Paperback) - Condie, Allyson Braithwaite

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on 4/6/2012

Age Appropriateness: This is a story that will be enjoyed by the entire YA audience. The story is complicated enough for older readers, yet the romance is set at a distance enough that younger readers will not be put off. The romance is the focus of the story (making this a girly book) along with the importance of poetry and creating things that are original. There is nothing in this novel that would disturb parents. The romance is G rated and there is no substance abuse or violence. The society is disturbing but in a thought provoking way as opposed to one that would give an easily influenced child nightmares. The lexile is 680 putting the reading level of the text around a fourth grade reading level making it a good book for reluctant readers. Read More

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Matched By Ally Condie

on 4/18/2012

Although a slow start I really ended up enjoying this book. Cassia is such a great lead character and the love triangle between her Xander and Ky was great. I found the whole idea of being told who you can marry and when you die was a really cool idea. Read More

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Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her. So when Xander''s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham''s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780142419779
SKU 220960875
Format Paperback
ISBN10 014241977X
Release Date 9/20/2011
Praise
"[T]his story of forbidden loves, long-lost poems, and a teenager's desperation to break free and think for herself will leave readers hungry for the planned sequels."
"[T]his story of forbidden loves, long-lost poems, and a teenager's desperation to break free and think for herself will leave readers hungry for the planned sequels."
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Annotation In an antiseptic world where all decisions are predestined and organized by the Society, from meals to work to marriage, and even death, Cassia is happy. Excited to discover who her future husband will be at the Matching ceremony, Cassia is delighted by the choice of Xander, her best friend. But when an image of another boy named Ky briefly appears, she begins to wonder what it means. Digging deeper, Cassia soon discovers the truth about the Society, and the danger she's in. Fans of THE GIVER by Lois Lowry and the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will enjoy this dystopian outing.
Annotation 1 In an antiseptic world where all decisions are predestined and organized by the Society, from meals to work to marriage, and even death, Cassia is happy. Excited to discover who her future husband will be at the Matching ceremony, Cassia is delighted by the choice of Xander, her best friend. But when an image of another boy named Ky briefly appears, she begins to wonder what it means. Digging deeper, Cassia soon discovers the truth about the Society, and the danger she's in. Fans of THE GIVER by Lois Lowry and the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will enjoy this dystopian outing.
Annotation 2 In an antiseptic world where all decisions are predestined and organized by the Society, from meals to work to marriage, and even death, Cassia is happy. Excited to discover who her future husband will be at the Matching ceremony, Cassia is delighted by the choice of Xander, her best friend. But when an image of another boy named Ky briefly appears, she begins to wonder what it means. Digging deeper, Cassia soon discovers the truth about the Society, and the danger she's in. Fans of THE GIVER by Lois Lowry and the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will enjoy this dystopian outing.
Editors Note 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 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.
Editors Note 4 Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her, so when Xander appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate--until Ky Markham's face appears for an instant before the screen fades to black.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0400
Publisher SPEAK
Series Part 01

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