Matched (Hardcover)

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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 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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Publisher Thorndike Pr
Mfg Part# 9781410439543
SKU 221403859
Format Hardcover Large Print
ISBN10 1410439542
Release Date 8/24/2011
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"[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 Seventeen-year-old Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her, but when there is a "glitch" at her Matching ceremony, she is torn between marrying her best friend and a new love, which could bring disaster.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0449
Publisher Thorndike Press

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