Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie

The Matched Trilogy
by Allyson Braithwaite Condie [YA Condie]

In this YA dystopian trilogy (Matched, Crossed, Reached), Ally Condie weaves together the stories and lives of three youth on the very cusp of adulthood. Cassia, the protagonist of the novel, believes she is living in a perfect society; she has just been "matched" with her best friend Xander and is currently training for her dream job as a sorter. After arriving home from the match ceremony, Cassia is in for a shock when another face appears on her port screen after Xander's. It's Ky the mystery boy from down the block. Does this mean she has two matches? How did this happen? The Society attempts to convince her it was a rare malfunction, but as Cassia begins to spend time with Ky, she soon discovers that the perfect society she thought surrounded her turns out to be more controlling and flawed than she realized. She and her two matches, Xander and Ky, are thrust into an adventure that forces them to go against everything they have ever known and one they may not survive. This trilogy is so full of suspense, romance, and intrigue you won't want to put it down. -- recommended by Katrina S. - Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try The Giver by Lois Lowry.]

[Available in the following formats --
Matched: downloadable audio, book-on-cd, downloadable E-book and Traditional Print
Crossed: book-on-cd, downloadable E-book and Traditional Print
Reached: downloadable audio, downloadable E-book and Traditional Print.]

[ official Matched pages on the official Ally Condie web site ]

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