Matched by Ally Condie
From www.goodreads.com Chris Watkins 5th Period 9-9-13
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.
Have you ever felt like someone always makes your decisions for you? Cassia Reyes knows all about this. Cassia lives in a dystopian society where they chose where you work, live, go to school, how you live, when you die, even who you love. One day the society makes a big mistake and Cassia is faced with making one decision that can be very dangerous to her and to all of who she loves. The book Matched by Ally Condie. I enjoyed the entire novel, but I most enjoyed the climax, setting, and the characters.
I enjoyed the climax in this book. I liked how it was presented in the book.
In the society of the Oria province, the society makes all decisions. One day after Cassia’s match ceremony, where they pick who you will be spending the rest of your life with, but not in Cassia’s case. Cassia wants to find out more information about her lifetime friend, and now her match. She sticks in the microcard, to an unpleasant, but interesting surprise. A long lost friend appears on the screen, but Cassia can not believe her eyes. After Cassia sees Ky there is somewhat of a turn up in the climax of the book. The climax is personally my favorite part in any book. That is especially what made the themes good in this book. After Cassia saw Ky, it changed her life forever.
The second thing that I really liked in this book is the magnificent setting. Although in most Dystopian books and novels, the setting was distant in the future. The future of the world was a result of the society controlling everything you do. Some of the other places in this book was the outer provinces where Ky was from. Also they had a series of scenes in the book where Cassia and Ky were at the top of a hill in the society where them and some other teens in the society would hike. Another big setting where Cassia, and the other characters would meet was in the rec hall. Where they all spent all their rec hours. Usually Xander and Ky would play games, and Cassia and Emma would watch.
The last thing that I really enjoyed in this book was the characters. I enjoyed all the characters because they all served an interesting part in the book. Cassia was of course the main character, but Ky and Xander were very important too. Emma, Cassia’s girl best friend was the least associated character in the book. Grandfather was important, because that is the person who Cassia loved the most. Mom and Dad, Cassia’s parents were important because they were members of the society. Cassia’s father was an officer for the society so everything that the society did that Cassia didn’t like her father had to do it too. Cassia’s mother was a member of the society, but she wasn’t as important to the society as her husband was. Last but not least, Bram Cassia’s brother was just as unimportant as Emma was, but he was still in the book.
In Conclusion, overall I enjoyed the book Matched. It was one of my favorite books that I’ve read in awhile. I intend to keep reading the series, I really want to know what happened after that ending. I encourage this book to be read by teens or adults. I recommend to all readers that love romance though. It was overall as a magnificent book. I would give it a three and a half out of five stars. I certainly enjoyed the great themes, interesting settings, and the amazing characters. Matched by Ally Condie.