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Between Xander and Ky between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow between perfection and passion Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a class Everything in this book is so CLEAN I loved that You have to understand I had a thing for utopian societies in high school BRAVE NEW WORLD THIS PERFECT DAY HARRISON BERGERON oh yes I've read them all And what struck me about some of them was that it was supposed to be the perfect future society but everyone just seemed so sweaty But not so in the Society Everything is carefully sanitized Clothes are clean or uickly changed when they are not The world has been cleaned up there are only one hundred poems left one hundred paintings because too many choices too many THINGS contributed to the confusion of their ancestors us in short The world has been streamlined recycled and recreated into this sterile perfection and it fascinated me I loved the fact that Cassia feels like things are spiraling out of control and they are for her But she continues to eat her specially prepared meals continues to go to work and to the school so the temptation to succumb to go back to the dreamy calm of no choices and no worries is always there The reader wonders until the last page what will she do? Will the Society pull her back in or will she rebel? Her dilemma is artfully done and there is appeal in both of her choices It was what kept me reading along with the flawlessness of this serene Society which Ally Condie has createdSo this book has been heavily promoted I should be so lucky as to have PR like this And with that comes the fear that the book itself isn't very good just the PR team Well have no fear my people The book is worth the hype This is 1984 for teens and it works Also I myself am not a romance person particularly when it comes to YA I will admit there have been other books in which my eyes rolled so much I feared they would fall out I loved the romance in this one I thought it was very natural and very well doneTwo thumbs way up for Ally and MATCHED Can't wait for the seuel
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Matched author Ally CondIn the Society officials decide Who you love Where you work When you dieCassia has always trusted their choices It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life the perfect job the ideal mate So when her best friend As seen on The ReadventurerFirst thing first I think Ally Condie owes at least half of her seven figure paycheck to Lois Lowry The entire dystopian world is lifted directly from Lowry's The Giver Almost everything interesting in Matched is very familiar the idea of highly controlled Society the Community in The Giver the prearranged Matches uniform clothing the pills suppressing emotions predetermination of everyone's life course euthanized elderly regulated personal possessions the precision of the language the family structure The list goes on and on What Condie adds of her own is too often doesn't make much sense people are not allowedcan't write but they know how to read and operate computers; Matches and procreation are controlled but teens can still snog around a bit; and what is the sorting job all about I still have no idea I am not the biggest fan of The Giver our there but that novel had a horrifying structured world hiding behind its simplistic language What hides behind the words of Matched is sheer emptiness And boredom and unoriginality If all borrowed dystopian ideas are stripped away what is left is a tepid G rated teen romance affair with an obligatory love triangle and magical love connections Even the male love interests are the same old tired cliches a sweet and loyal best friend type and a mysterious hurt emo type uoting poetry Yawn Yawn YawnAlly Condie's writing is serviceable enough So are the characters No male character reuires a restraining order against him no female a head check for putting up with abusive crap But is this and a pretty cover really a recipe for success these days? There is nothing in this novel to get excited over There is no urgency to Condie's writing no passion Just dull characters dull relationships dull conflicts dull conversationsI can't whole heartedly recommend this book to anyone it simply doesn't offer anything new or noteworthy But some fans of lukewarm romance driven stories like Birthmarked or Beautiful Creatures might enjoy it I suppose Do I really need to say I am not coming back for ?PS Apparently Disney picked it up for development WHY?
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Matched author Ally Condie kindle ¾ Hardcover read ½ ➽ [Reading] ➿ Matched By Ally Condie ➲ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk In the Society officials decide Who you love Where you work When you dieCassia has always trusted their choices It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life the perfect job the ideaAppears on the Matching screen Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the oneuntil she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices that feeling when you enjoy a book go and check out other reviews see it has a friend average of 299 and then you silently uestion everything about your life 😂i dont know what to say other then i liked this i thought it was fresh original and entertaining i thought the plot was cool i found myself caring about the characters and im looking forward to the next book my entertainment standards must be pretty low lol ↠ 4 stars