Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Review: Matched by Ally Condie

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

From goodreads.com
I LOVE a good dystopian novel. Matched had a good main character trying to fight against the imperfections of the society she lives in and that society was unique in its own way.
            Cassia and Ky made such a cute couple. They were just so cute together. At first I wasn’t so sure how I felt about Cassia though. She acted the way any normal girl would have in this story (which is totally realistic but normal teenage girls in this story are slightly annoying). But it was still good she was normal, it made the story more realistic. As the story progresses I start to like her more, especially when she starts to realize that the Society isn’t quite as perfect as she thought it was (I think I literally gasped in horror when I found out they only had 100 books and 100 poems-that’s it- no more than that- and that they were destroying any remnants of other books and poems. And only 100 songs-over and over and over again, it’s no wonder they’re not that into music.) Overall, though, I ended up liking Cassia.
            I can’t wait to find out what happens to Cassia next. I give this book 7/10.