by Ally Condie
Book: Matched #1
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pub Date: Nov 30 2010
Genre: Dystpoian, Romance, Young Adult
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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 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.
My Review: Okay, so I've had this book sitting on my shelf for the longest time now. So far the book is pretty good. You have this society thst id bring controlled in so many ways its crazy. There is a banquet where people find out who their match is. Cassia is the only girl who gets a blank screen, which means het match is in the same room. This is s rare thing, not to mention her mstch is one of her good frinds, Xander. After the banquet and the next few days people talk like crazy. They havent seen a match like that in forever, plus the majority of them are just jelous. Things are good for them, each day goes by like any other day until it happens, Cassia goes to check out the microcard about Xander and she see's another face. The face she saw was Ky, a kid she knows. Cassia just ignores it and thinks its just a mistake, that Xander is still her match. As the book goes on Cassia gets Ky stuck in her mind and she begins to wonder. Now i have to say at this point I'm on chapter 15. Right now I am having trouble getting through this. Until chapter 10 I was into it, now I just want to put it down, but I will give it a few more chapters before I do. Okay so I got to chapter 18 and the book finally picked up again. This point we have Cassia and Xander who has just come back from their dinner. They arrive to see officials going from house to house. Em runs out of her house and to them. She explains that she was caught with an artifact and they wanted. She mentioned that it wasnt hers, so now they are taking everyones artifacts. Before they get to Cassia's house, she us able to hide an artifact. This point of the book Cassia also mentions she is falling for Ky, but still likes Xander. Days go by with Cassia and Ky as they hike together. Slowly their love for eachother grows. When they change to a bigger hill, the two of them are partners, which makes things better. Ky teaches Cassia how to write, and Cassia tells him some poems. With each day they spend with eachother they share and learn more about the other. One day they finally mentioned how they care for each other. As much as Cassia loves Xander, she can't help but live Ky more. To make things complicted, the officals know whats going on and make it a point to tell them. I will leave the end a mystery to you all. I have to say that even though I had trouble sticking to the story in the middle, it was worth reading on. The ending ended up being amazing and kept my attention enough that I currently need the next book now!