Reached by Ally Condie, Reviewed by Chris Watkins


Chris Watkins            5th p.                     10-21-13



After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.

Have you ever felt like everything is falling into place at one time? Well, Ky, Cassia, and Xander does, in this last book from this great trilogy. Reached by Ally Condie is one amazing book. In Reached, Cassia and Ky finally find the rising. After years of searching Ky, Cassia, and Xander are finally reunited in one of the best possible places in all of the society. Reunited in the Rising. My favorite things about this book “Reached” are the characters, settings, and conflicts.

The characters were my favorite part of “Reached”. There were  many new characters introduced. Such as Lei, Lei was one of the leaders of the officials that was in the rising. The big story behind Lei though was she fell in the love with Xander. Also, some other characters from the other two books came back into play. Like, Hunter, Eli, Laney, and Bram.  Also I liked how Cassia always compared Eli to Bram. I also liked how in the end of the book the author told the real story behind Cassia, Ky, and Xander. Ky was the pilot, Cassia was the poet, and Xander was the Physic.

There were many new settings introduced in this book as well. Places like Central, outer provinces, Rising. Also there was settings brought back from the first and second books, like Oria. There was a lot of similarities in the settings from all three books. The settings were interesting and fit in this trilogy very well.

The conflicts were the most interesting and exciting things in this book as well as in the whole trilogy. They were all related in some way, shape, or form. The biggest conflict was when the rising marched right into the society and shut it down completely, and took it over into there own power. The whole book was based on that one conflict. That was my favorite conflict, because everybody was involved in it. Ky and Indie flew the air ships with the cure, Xander and Cassia would take the cure to the patients.

In conclusion, “Reached” was the strangest book out of the three, but it was the most interesting. Overall, reached was a great book. It had many new and unusually things in it, but it was my favorite out of the trilogy. I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars. I encourage this book to be read by teens, and adults, that love romance and love stories. I enjoyed the settings, characters. Reached by Ally Condie.


2 responses

  1. Chris,
    I would like to start off by saying that I can notice a remarkable improvement in your writing and I can see that you have improved and worked on some of the comments I suggested last time. (So, good work!) Some other things that worked well: your reliable summary from, you put the book in quotations and you had a very strong introduction that included a clear thesis statement. I really am impressed in the improvements you have made! One suggestion would be to add some textual evidence from the book. This validates you as a writer and makes your argument stronger if you were to incorporate more direct quotes or examples from the book! Keep working hard!!

    1. Dear Kaytlin, I would like to start off by thanking you for everything you have said about my book review, I appreciate you especially by saying that my book review has improved remarkable. Also, I will especially take note on adding more textual evidence in my book review. I assure you that adding textual evidence will make my book reviews improve even more. Again, I would like to thank you for everything, especially your advice.

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