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Condie, Allyson Braithwaite (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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?
Authors: Condie, Allyson Braithwaite
Title: Matched
Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 369 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ally Condie
Summary: 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?
ISBN: 9780525423645
0525423648
Branch Call Number: y CONDIE 2010
Subject Headings: Mate selection Juvenile fiction Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Juvenile fiction Self-realization Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Young adult fiction
Dystopias
Topical Term: Mate selection
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Self-realization
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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 mo... Read More »

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her, so when Xander appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate--until Ky Markham's face appears for an instant before the screen fades to black. Book 1 of Matched trilogy.

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, whom to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be m... Read More »

(Gr 7 & Up) In a story that evokes Lowry's "The Giver" , George Orwell's "1984", and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World", Condie introduces readers to the "perfect" Society. Cassia Reyes is a model student, daughter, and citizen. How could she not be whe... Read More »


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Jul 09, 2014
  • love2read123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is absolutely fabulous. You can feel Ky and Cassias love from inside the book. It almost brought to tears to my eyes. Hopefully int he next few books, there love will stay strong and survive. I know I can't wait to find out!!!!!

Jul 06, 2014
  • chatnal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the book. I like the post apocolyptic view of the world - it made me think of Brave New World

Jul 06, 2014
  • SKYLARBARRY rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

it was kinda like the hunger games.

Jul 05, 2014
  • graceisnumber4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is like a mix of The Selection, The Hunger Games, and Divergent.

It's got the Hunger Games love triangle, the controlled society of Divergent, and the choice between the guy she's known and the guy that mistakenly comes up, as in The Selection.

Jun 26, 2014
  • yellow_squirrel_19 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought this was a very interesting book!

Jun 16, 2014
  • AislingN rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I really don't get why this book is so popular. It's slow paced and boring and the characters just seem really fake and bland. I will NOT be reading the rest of the series.

Jun 14, 2014
  • skeeki7 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great dystopian novel! Even better plot, but it was not what I expected.

***SPOILER ALERT*** please don't read any more of my comment if you haven't read the book.

I warned you...

I cannot believe Cassia fell for Ky!!! What a cold heart-ed hater!!! If I were her I'd be over the moon to be matched with not only my best friend, but such a nice genuine guy. I mean she could have been matched with a jerk, but she wasn't!!!!

AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Jun 12, 2014
  • A_48 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The decisions that Cassia makes are something that we can relate to(^^)/

reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally good!! must read more cant wait for the next one

Jun 11, 2014
  • LoveToRead_1999 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book is soooooo good! I cannot wait to read the next one. if you are a fan of the Hunger Games, this book is for you!

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Jun 13, 2014
  • blue_cat_5100 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_cat_5100 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 40 and 50

Jun 12, 2014
  • A_48 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A_48 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 20

Jun 11, 2014
  • LoveToRead_1999 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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May 29, 2014
  • AREEJ ALI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 09, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 09, 2014
  • violet_fox_206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 23, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 17, 2014
  • divergent_mockingjay rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 11, 2014
  • blue_snake_804 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • love2read123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 26, 2014
  • yellow_squirrel_19 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is about a girl living in a dystopian society and she has to choose between her best friend and another guy.

In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly 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.

May 09, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

IN THE SOCIETY, OFFICIALS DECIDE . WHO YOU LOVE. WHERE YOU WORK. WHEN YOU DIE. Cassia has always trusted their choices. It's hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching sreen, 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 shes ever 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 resonace of a classic.

Aug 18, 2013
  • yuweizheng rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Aug 03, 2013
  • AngelFire101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 24, 2012
  • PurpleBerry rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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...
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Jun 11, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 11, 2012
  • Violet_Dove_43 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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?

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Sexual Content: There's a few kissing scenes. It doesn't really go anywhere past kissing and a few tentative embraces, however.

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May 16, 2014
  • mauve_hummingbird_26 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

but the society doesnt make mistakes

Aug 12, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Aug 03, 2013
  • AngelFire101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"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?"

Aug 02, 2012
  • KaiaWillow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

" Except. The face I saw, the face that was not Xander: I knew him to"

Aug 01, 2012
  • Yellow_Elephant_20 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"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.

Jul 03, 2012
  • Sirimarie rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I love. The most reckless thing of all.

Jun 11, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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. #

Jun 11, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.” #

Jun 11, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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. #

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Jun 11, 2012
  • Violet_Dove_43 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

matched: Ally Condie interview

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