On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life.
Except he's not.
In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love.
How many children they have.
Where they work.
When they die.
But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own.
And that's when her whole world begins to unravel . . .
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well? She's told it was an error, but something once noticed clamors for attention, and now Cassia can't look away. Ky has many secrets, but the most stunning to Cassia is something she never suspected still existed: creativity. As they fall in love, Cassia's eyes are opened to the truth of the Society, and she knows she can no longer blindly follow its dictates. But the Society isn't through with them, and things get much, much uglier. Condie's enthralling and twisty dystopian plot is well served by her intriguing characters and fine writing. While the ending is unresolved (the book is first in a trilogy), Cassia's metamorphosis is gripping and satisfying. Ages 14 up.
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I was apprehensive before purchasing this book, however I was much proven wrong! I thoroughly enjoyed this read and I was disappointed to finish book as I had gotten to love the characters dearly. Please, oh please write a sequel Ally??!!?
Great book 🙌🏼
Amazing read awesome plot really addictive 😍
Please, don't make the mistake I did!
Okay... Basically, I teenage bookworm and over the past year have become obsessed with dystopian fantasies (e.g. Hunger Games and Divergent). I bought Matched as it was said to be in the top ten YA novels hoping to satisfy my needs for another amazing novel to read. Looking at all the reviews displayed I couldn't wait to read it and the summery completely drew me in.
Personally, after the first five chapters I was bored. The main character has no substance whatsoever and came across really selfish. After reading about heroins like Katniss and Tris I was disgusted to find that all she really cared for was who she got matched to, only to change her mind and break her best friends heart in the process. I understand that people have different opinions but honestly this wasn't my thing at all! I love romance but this is more like obsession. Please font buy if you are in my situation because it was a complete waste of time.