#TBT Review: Matched by Ally Condie

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Category: Teen

Published: 2010

Read: 2014

Score: 3.5/5

Synopsis: 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.

Review: So this is your typical teen dystopian, romance story that you will find in this section. You have the teen, the world that is ruled by people and you are told where to go and what to do with your life, you also have the brain washed family and friends.

You have the main character Cassia who is a girl who lives in this world and is going to do what she needs to do. Get matched, get married, home and work and kids ect. The system that shows them who they are “matched” to shows her a different face for three seconds. The (what you would consider) bad boy in this world. Oh how things change for her after that…whom should she pick?!  matched_series

This story is okay. It’s the first of a trilogy and who doesn’t love those? I must say the second book is by far the best in the whole series. I found that the story built it self up and just fell away from it all in the third book. I did not like the ending and thought it could have been much better.

Cassia is a good character I didn’t mind her as a heroine as she came in to her own and learned her place. She was strong and fought back which is what I like to see in my female leads. There was the love story line, it went the way these always go.

I just found it so typical I wasn’t a huge fan. It’s not one I usually recommend at work. It’s good for the younger teen girls that are just starting on to the teen series. There is no sex or heavy romance or violence. In that aspect it is tame and an easy read for that age group. matched_society

I would be curious to see this made in to a movie. I bet they could run with the storyline and actually make it better than the book (dare I say?).

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