By Ally Condie

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Book 1 of 3 in the  Matched Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 5n/a4.889124

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.

Publisher: Speak
ISBN-13: 9780142419779
ISBN-10: 014241977X
Published on 9/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 416

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This series is awesome, I love how the characters end up "freeing" themeselves from this controlling lifestyle, especially the heroine, Cassia!

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It seems like most people here are comparing this book to the Hunger Games. If you enjoyed both, you should totally check out Divergent by Veronica Roth!

Cassia lives in a perfect world with perfect structure with a perfect government called the Society. She's never once doubted the Society's ability to make the best choices for her...until two Matches flash inexplicably across her screen. The Matching Ceremony is one of the most important events of Cassia's life! It determines who she'll marry based on their personalities. So when Xander Carrow, her best friend, first appears, Cassia is elated. But then, just for a second, Ky Markham's face flashes across the screen before it darkens. The Society assures Cassia that this is a very rare fluke, but she is still haunted by one of the things she has known as forbidden: curiosity. Trying to really love Xander while secretly falling for Ky, Cassia realizes that the Society may not be as infallible as she thought. And all the while, one question is inescapable: is the Society helping her live, or caging her in? This novel perfectly balances rivet and danger while teetering around the unavoidable result: death.

Cassia lives in a society more strict than today. She is told who to love where to live and how to live her life and how to end it all by the government. But when she gets matched with her best friend and things go wrong she is faced with the wrong match on the screen she slowly falls in love. I can connect this to today's society. There are many stereotypes in how we should look act and live our lives. Similar to how Cassias society works. I give this book 5 stars because I really like the plot and how Cassia perceives the world.

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this is the best book in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I love it ever tho I like the hunger games more this is still a amazing book

This book is about Cassia, a girl who lives in a place where the Officials decide everything for her? When it comes time for her to marry, the screen flashes her best friend, Xander, but then disapppears and shows another boy, Ky, who shouldn’t even be in the Matching pool. Now Cassia is torn between Xander and Ky, two different paths, and her fate.

very interesting and really good if you like romance and mystery.

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Its so good

Just read it! You won't regret it for a single moment of your life!

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