December 9, 2010
by Ally Condie
YA SciFi Condie A
369 p. 2010 Science Fiction
Take The Giver, Uglies and a dose of teenage angst, give them a good mix, and you've got yourself Matched. In a futuristic society, Cassia is matched with her friend Xander, but ends up falling for a "forbidden" boy, Ky. She must choose whether to follow the safe path she's always known or let her heart lead her. Although this was an enjoyable, engaging, page-turning read, I felt like the concept of her society had already been done in The Giver and Uglies. All in all though, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a page-turner romance (that's not too sappy!) or anyone who likes The Giver.
Reviewed by Teen Lit Club & TAB member Allison P.