by Ally Condie
Seventeen-year-old Cassia lives in The Society. Everything in The Society is perfectly coordinated. Nobody questions decisions made by The Society. How much Cassie eats, where she will work and live and when she will die has been determined for her by The Society. Even whom she will marry will be revealed via live video feed at her matching ceremony.
Nothing ever goes wrong in The Society.
Until Cassia is shown first one match and then a second match. Unusually Cassia knows both of her matches. She briefly sees an image of Ky, an outsider deemed an "Aberration" by the Society and not supposed to be eligible for matching. His image is quickly replaced by that of Xander, who Cassia has known since childhood. After the ceremony Cassia begins to question: Was the Ky a better match? What else has been forbidden? Is the Society, her family, her life as perfect as it seems? Cassia's choices will have far-reaching effects.
Matched is and exciting dystopian story--and lucky for readers this book is just the first in a trilogy.
(booktalk by Amber Peterson, Beaver Lake Middle School Library)
by Allie Condie
Watch the book trailer here: http://www.matched-book.com/
Last Updated: April 9, 2012