Friday, June 10, 2011

Matched by Ally Condie

Now that I've finished school I can enjoy some leisure reading time again!  With that time I was finally able to finish reading the book that everyone had been talking about months ago:  Matched by Ally Condie.

This book is set in a dystopic 1984-esque future where the population does not get to decide anything.  They don't get to decide what they eat, what they wear, who they marry, or what profession they will have.  Cassia has the unthinkable happen, she gets matched up with her best friend Xander.  But, when she puts his microchip in to view his information another face pops up on the screen.  The different face changes everything for Cassia, and now she must decide what to do when the infallible Society makes a mistake.

Once I had the time I raced through this book.  Cassia did get on my nerves a little bit with her selfishness near the end, but then none of us are saints.  This book is the first of a planned trilogy, so it isn't tied up at the end and readers are left wanting to know what happens.  I did start to wonder why people would want to live the way that they do in this society.

I'm looking forward to the second book in this trilogy and can't wait to get my hands on more books and just READ!


SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

I really enjoyed this book when I read it last year. I'm eagerly anticipating the second book in the series and seeing the characters stories unfold further.

Great blog btw, I'm a new follower :)

Kat Werner said...

I am so sorry it took me so long to get back to you! I kind of lost track of myself this summer (I do that often) and have not kept up with my blog as much. Thank you so much for the sweet comment!