by Ally Condie
Chris Watkins 5th period 10-4-13
In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of whom to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky – taken by the Society to his certain death – only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake. Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander – who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart – change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.
Have you ever felt helpless, where you couldn’t find your true love? Well in this sequel to the first book “Matched”, Ky has found his way into a similar life that he used to have, but soon he will find his old horrible life in the outer provinces will become better when he finds his true love doing the same thing he is. Also in this book Cassia is sent to death, in the outer provinces, but she soon finds out that that was the best decision she has ever made. My favorite parts about this book is the characters, setting, and mysterious conflicts. Crossed by Ally Condie.
The characters in this book are mysterious because as you read the story, new characters pop up everywhere. My favorite character in this story is Ky. The main characters were Cassia, Ky, and Xander. Some of the less important characters are Vick, Eli, Hunter, and Indie. They also made big differences in this book. I also liked how Ky and Cassia compared Eli, to the character Bram in the previous book Matched.
The setting in this was very interesting and different. There was no similarity between the settings in the first and second book. The setting was mostly in the cavern. Which was where the farmers, supposedly were hiding out. There were some other small settings like Central, which is the capital of the society. Also there was the place where Ky, Indie, and Cassia met the rising near the river, beyond the carving.
Last but not least, the conflicts in this book. One of the most popular and most common conflict in this book was the firing in the outer provinces. Ky was the only character to be there when they happened. Also there was a conflict in the carving. When the society fired bombs down into the carving and killed Vick. Also, there was one last conflict between, Indie and the rising in the end of the book.
In conclusion, I overall enjoyed the book Crossed. It was one of the best sequels that I’ve read in awhile, and I intend to keep reading the series. Overall I would give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars. I encourage this book to be read by teens or adults that love romance or love stories. I certainly enjoyed the great characters, mysterious, settings, and different conflicts. Crossed by Ally Condie.