Book Review: Matched by Ally Condie

The Plot:
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?

My Thoughts:
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?  The cover of this book completely intrigued me.  The colour of her dress was definitely eye-catching.  I had also read lots of reviews of the book which prompted me to grab this book right away.

The story is nothing new – it is reminiscent of The Giver by Lois Lowry and has elements of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – but it still fresh in regards to the romance angle.  Can you imagine not choosing your mate but having a computer decide your best possible match?  At first thought it sounds like a great idea but imagine never being able to fall in love and choose your spouse.  The other aspect that I liked about the book was that it was fast-paced.  I really had a hard time putting it down!
The only disappointment that I had with the book was that I believed it to be a stand-alone but in fact there will be a sequel.

If you like this book, you should check out The Giver, Hunger Games and Farenheit 451.

Rating: 4 stars

About CSL Children's Department

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library has a long tradition in the city. The library has many amazing features which includes a fantastic children's department. We thrive on providing the best service possible and making each library experience a positive one.
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