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This novel is about Cassia she cannot make choice on her own, even on her and how to play, where to work, and who to marry. However, when she match to her best friend every change, things cannot be more perfect than before.
Taking place in the future where everything the citizens do is monitored by the government including the person you are married (matched) to. Cassia is lucky being matched to her best friend Xander but her heart belongs to Ky a lowers class then her.
A boy's picture flashes up on the Matching screen, two boys flash up on the screen both saying that they will be Cassia Reyes' match. Cassia wants to know more, as she is confused. Several things happen in the story. Being matched means that the Society, chooses who she will marry. Cassia falls in love with both men, but has to make a choice between the two.
One boys picture is all it takes for seventeen year old Cassia Reyes to become uncertain as to who she is supposed to love. As her world begins to break at the seams, Cassia questions the Society in which she lives in.Cassia must find her true self within a seemingly perfect world, that just might not be so perfect after all.
In this society everything seems to be perfect. The Society's Officials decide everything in your life for you, including who you marry, where you work, and when you die. The main character, Cassia, is waiting to be Matched to a boy whom she will be married to. When Cassia's best friend appears on the screen, she knows they are well matched. But, when she sees another boys face flash upon the screen she isn't so sure anymore. Now it is up to Cassia to decide: To live the life the Society has laid before her, or find her own way, the way no one has gone before... purpleberrysbookblog,blogspot.com
The story begins with protagonist Cassia Reyes getting ready for her Match Ceremony, held by the Society, which uses algorithms to determine the perfect mate for its citizens when they turn 17. At the banquet Cassia is matched with her best friend, Xander Carrow. Cassia, like all other matched individuals, is given a microchip which is supposed to have information on their match. When Cassia uses her microchip, both Xander and her friend Ky Markham come up on the screen. A Society Official visits Cassia and tells her that it was a mistake since Ky is an Aberration, and Aberrations cannot be matched.
Cassia is living in a dystopian society , where the government decides everything(even music and yes your spouse), is sent to her matching to learn she is matched to her very own best friend and possible crush. Although this seems perfect something weird happens and another face appears,another person she knows. Cassia than continues in the novel trieing to follow her heart as she learns many secrets about her oh so perfect society. In the end it comes down to Cassias choice. Will she chose the right one?
cassia is matched with xander, but due to a project set up by the government, she falls in love with ky. who will she end up with?
Matched follows Cassia, a girl living in a Utopian/Dystopian society where everything is predicted and controlled by the government including who they will be mated with for life. Cassia's government mandated match is a lifelong friend of hers but when she plugs her data card in to see his information another face pops up on her screen. Cassia falls for Ky and starts to question the rules of her society. Cassia's dystopian world is more like The Giver than other horrifying dystopian societies that have been popular in recent dystopias such as the Hunger Games. Her society is seemingly perfect but also heavily regimented and controlling. To make things more frustrating everytime Cassia does something that she feels is out of the ordinary one of the officials tells her that she was predicted to act in that way. She's never overtly threatened and there is no risk of bodily harm but there is always a risk of being watched. The romance and love triangle which is heavily featured in the story is sweet. There is a large focus on poetry and art which could encourage younger readers to seek out the poem that Cassia treasures.
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That's what happened to the society before ours. Everyone had technology, too much of it, and the consequences were disastrous. Now, we have the basic technology we need-ports, readers, scribes-and our information intake is much more specific... Such specialization keeps people from becoming overwhelmed. We don't need to understand everything. And, as the Society reminds us, there's a difference between knowledge and technology. Knowledge doesn't fail us.
"Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled."
"It is one thing to make a choice and it is another thing to never have a chance. I feel a cold loneliness deep within me. What would it be like to be alone? To know that you could never choose anything else?"
" Except. The face I saw, the face that was not Xander: I knew him to"
"You don't have to write it back," I say, feeling self-conscious. "I just wanted you to know." "I don't want to write it back," he tells me. And then he says it, right out there on the Hill, and all of the words I have hidden and saved and treasured, these are the ones I will never forget, the most important ones of all. "I love you." Lightning. Once it has forked, hot-white, from the sky to earth, there is no going back.
I love. The most reckless thing of all.
I think he might have meant to say something more, but when our lips touch, there is no need, for once, for any words at all. #
And then he says it, right out there on the Hill, and of all the words I have hidden and saved and treasured, these are the ones I will never forget, the most important ones of all. “I love you.” #
Everything I dream is something simple and plain and everyday. That’s how I know they are dreams. Because the simple and plain and everyday things are the ones that we can never have. #
Every minute you spend with someone gives them a part of your life and takes part of theirs. #