Friday, June 10, 2011
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!