By Ally Condie

138 ratings 146 reviews 266 followers
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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Just reread this. I cannot not love this book! One of my favorites!!!!!!

This is a really good book! I'm not a huge fan of romantic books, but I have to admit that this book was amazing.

I LOVED this book!!! SUCH a great story!

I loved this book! Cassia is a girl living in the Society. In the Society, there is arranged marriage or Matching. When Cassia goes to her Match banquet, she is Matched with her best friend. But when she sees someone else's face on her microcard, she begins to worry.

Ooh sounds interesting!

such a good book you will love Cassia while she figures out what the Society is hidding

Cassia does what Society tells her to do. She follows their rules on what to eat, where she works, and who she will marry, also known as her match. So on her Matching Ceremony, she will learn who she will marry. Xander's face is on the screen for her match and Cassia is delighted. Xander is her best friend and they will be so happy together. But for just a second, she sees another boy's face, but then it flashes away. Cassia recomizes the boy- Ky Markham. They were friends, but weren't like her and Xander. An official from the Society tells her that it's just a glitch and that Xander is her true match. Cassia decides to forget Ky, and focuses on her life and Xander. But slowly Ky starts creeping into her mind and she finds herself spending time with Ky. As well, Cassia starts wondering if Society is not as good as she thought it was. Love, fantasy, and a new path is brought in this book. Happy reading!

Great book! I’ve been into dystopian novels these days and this really satisfied my taste (it also has some romance stuff in it if you're into/not into that kid of stuff)

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