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Condie, Ally. Book - 2010 Teen Fiction / Condie, Ally, Teen Book / Fiction / Dystopian / Condie, Ally 4 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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Call Number: Teen Fiction / Condie, Ally, Teen Book / Fiction / Dystopian / Condie, Ally
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Malletts Creek Branch, Pittsfield Branch

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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?

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If you miss "The Giver," continue your search submitted by eringogreen on June 27, 2011, 7:00pm I'm a sucker for an interesting looking cover and I also loved "The Giver," so I thought this would be a fun read. It's definitely a Young Adult book, so if you're looking for a little teen angst and romance, this might be your thing. If you're looking to explore deeper into the intricacies of Utopian society, pass this one up.

Cute submitted by KForesi on March 9, 2012, 7:56pm Im starting it now. I already LOVE it! Its sad, but happy to! If you want to read I recommend to only read it depending on Maturity Level. Its really cute near the begining and might get you a little confused but you will understand it near the end (A Friend told me) :D

Really Good! submitted by alumeng.ajl on June 16, 2012, 6:50pm I loved this book. I got it for Christmas, never having heard of it before. But I fell in love with it. This book is definitely better than the second book, and I'll have to wait and see about the third.

Great book submitted by xjasx on June 16, 2012, 11:43pm Wow I was shocked at this book, though I don't like the idea of having your match already made for you =.= still, if I had to choose between this and my games, I would pick this.

good submitted by gzheng on July 9, 2012, 3:55pm this book is good

ok submitted by 04foremanh on July 9, 2012, 6:00pm decent book

AWESOME submitted by xiaoli zhang on July 11, 2012, 1:19pm this book is awesome

Amazing !!!!!! submitted by saira29 on July 15, 2012, 8:54am I loved this book it was just amazing!!!!!!!!!:)

Great submitted by Memoria1224 on July 20, 2012, 2:29pm This book is really good! It's really interesting and exciting!

Beautiful submitted by Motomori on June 22, 2013, 2:14pm This was a beautiful book with such great meaning. You should probably read "The Giver" first though, as a prep so it will help you understand the deep meaning hidden inside this book. Even though I sadly did not read the giver, I loved the book anyway!!!!

love submitted by leett on July 4, 2013, 3:06pm I think the love is way too fast and fake. The author is an English teacher.

Great submitted by marisal on July 5, 2013, 5:36pm A friend of mine had read this book and said it was really good. I decided to read it too and I ended up really liked it. It was a lot like The Giver but with a few changes. I would definitely recommend this!

Interesting story submitted by Josie Brown on July 15, 2013, 11:06am I liked the plot of this book. More of a romance novel than a sci fi/ dystopian.

Very Moving submitted by Dannihu on July 9, 2014, 4:15pm Emotional and inspiring. Very good read.

great! submitted by ECReader on July 10, 2014, 7:21am this book was amazing!!! i totally love it and i recomend it to teen readers.

Kind of like Uglies submitted by Latitude on July 26, 2014, 2:23pm I think this book is fantastic, although it’s written very simplistically, so it ends up feeling more like a middle-grade novel even though the characters are about seventeen. It’s very like Uglies, by Scott Westerfield, in that way. The only thing I didn’t like about this book is that for some reason, everybody in this book knows how to read, but not how to write. This is very hard for me to suspend my disbelief to, because how do you learn how to read but not how to write??

Good for growing readers, not that much in it for adults submitted by sueij on August 30, 2014, 1:55pm I think if I was a teenage girl and/or hadn't read a number of girl-YA-dystopian novels, I would have liked this more. Hmmm... that might be another way of saying that I think this was pretty good, but I don't think it was unexpected or particularly unique.

I like that it sets up a female protagonist who is discovering herself. I like that she is trying to balance the tensions between what she has always believed in (family, Society, Xander) with new discoveries (Ky, Grandfather's revelations, a mistake in her Match).

But having read the Hunger Games, and Delirium (especially Delirium!) this just doesn't feel new. I'm pretty sure I can predict everything that's going to happen along the way. I'll still support and encourage my daughter (and my son, if he wants to read it) to enjoy it when she reaches the right age, because good female characters on journeys of self-discovery are important role models.

But at 43, I don't need to spend any more time here, myself.

A Bit Different submitted by Anissa on July 7, 2015, 5:18pm You have the typical long triangle, but it's a bit different. The character, through love — family and friends included — found herself and broke her sphere. Not trying to be cheesy, but it's a good book. I suggest you read it.

Alright I guess... submitted by sbeegees on June 17, 2017, 3:20pm I expected the ending to be different than what it was. It had too much romance and I understand that was the point of the book, but I wanted a bit more action and adventure.

Eh... submitted by egglass8@gmail.com on June 25, 2017, 10:31am It was sappy, sort of predictable and generally ok. Not amazing, yet not terrible.

Good submitted by mkwhybark on July 15, 2017, 9:56am It's similar to the giver yet different in a way that makes it worth reading.

Good Story submitted by clb89 on August 13, 2017, 9:58pm I enjoyed the new perspective of this book, imagine having a random match drawn up for you at only sixteen years old, and after a certain age you are put to death even if you are completely healthy. Imagine a world where everything is controlled so precisely that one doesn't even know how to read or write. That art does not exist.

Good YA Dystopian submitted by hdcooper@umich.edu on June 16, 2019, 12:22am I really, really enjoyed this book. Condie did a terrific job creating the Society and all of its rules and programs, and truly created a group of fascinating characters. While the outcome of certain incidents might have been predictable, my attention was completely held the entire time.

Okay submitted by c_zhang on June 27, 2019, 10:16pm Kind of overrated, but I read through the whole thing, so...?

Book submitted by Clown81 on August 31, 2019, 4:28pm Lovable.

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SERIES
Matched trilogy
1.


PUBLISHED
New York : Dutton Books, c2010.
Year Published: 2010
Description: 369 p. ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 680

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780525423645
9780142419779
0525423648
014241977X

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite.

SUBJECTS
Mate selection -- Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Self-realization -- Fiction.
Fantasy.