Matched by Ally Condie

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10 Critic Reviews

Cool and sophisticated where "The Hunger Games" was red hot and bloodthirsty, "Matched" convinced many that the YA genre was an intelligent force to be reckoned with in the general fiction world.
-LA Times

Synopsis

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.

Look for CROSSED, the sequel to MATCHED, in Fall 2011!

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About Ally Condie

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Ally Condie ha sido profesora de educación secundaria en los estados de Utah y Nueva York. Actualmente se dedica exclusivamente a escribir libros para niños y adolescentes, entre los cuales se encuentra la serie Juntos. Vive en Utah con su esposo y sus tres hijos.
 
Published September 20, 2011 by Speak. 416 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction
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All: 10 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Oct 01 2010

Condie peels back layer after dystopic layer at breakneck speed, Dylan Thomas reverberating throughout.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by elie8899 on Oct 21 2014

This book has such a wide range of language, some exciting characters and such a rich in-book world, and I absolutely love it. It is definitely on par with other books in its genre, like the Hunger Games and Divergent, yet the story is so different and more about feelings than struggling to survive.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by dewdrop on Apr 02 2013

This book does have a bit of romance in it but it is not your typical soppy love story, it is more of a kind of story that makes you wonder what life would be like if you were matched with people instead of choosing. Given a job instead of choosing. Given the day you will die instead of letting fate decide.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Oct 04 2010

Cassia's metamorphosis is gripping and satisfying.

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by NICOLE LANGAN on Sep 23 2011

A fascinating look at how subliminal messaging can influence love.

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Entertainment Weekly

Below average
Reviewed by Sara Vilkomerson on Dec 08 2010

Matched has ventured into surprisingly grown-up sci-fi. Not quite Soylent Green territory, but still kinda grim.

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LA Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Sara Scribner on Dec 06 2012

Cool and sophisticated where "The Hunger Games" was red hot and bloodthirsty, "Matched" convinced many that the YA genre was an intelligent force to be reckoned with in the general fiction world.

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LA Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Susan Carpenter on Dec 12 2010

Ally Condie's debut features strong feminist ideals and impressive writing that's bound to captivate young minds.

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Kidz World

Excellent
Reviewed by Kidz World on Dec 01 2010

It has an engaging, riveting plot that puts a completely modern spin on Romeo & Juliet.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Birdsong on Dec 01 2011

This book will absorb you, entrance you, and leave you on your library’s website, watching the number of holds go down until you can devour the second book, Crossed

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