In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.My thoughts...I loved this story. I have not read many dystopian novels, but as this number grows, Matched will be one of my favorites. This story took me through a roller coaster of emotions from scared to extremely sad. The writing is top notch and the plot kept me enraptured.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.
Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic. (summary from goodreads)
Matched takes place in a society where your life is dictated by Officials. While it sounds like a crazy concept, Ally Condie made it seem very believable. The Officials control everything from what you eat, where you work, whom you marry, and how you die. The whole concept was quite scary, and it made me appreciate the small freedoms we have now. The heroine in the story, Cassia, is faced with a dilemma when her matched partner card doesn't show what it should. She should be matched with her life long friend, but she was given the information of another boy, the mysterious outcast.
Read this book! Ally Condie has written a fantastic novel that will leave you wanting more, especially with the cliffhanger ending!
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*This arc was provided by the publisher for my opinion.