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All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?
Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780525423645
Characteristics: 369 p. ; 23 cm.


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May 05, 2019

The title and synopsis caught my eye. The more I read the more I wanted to find out what happens to the characters and what happens with The Society...will someone break it or will they be silenced?

Feb 24, 2019

I liked it, but it is no Divergent. I am struggling through book 2, its not pulling me in.

Jan 04, 2019

in a society where everything is decided for you Cassia begins to question everything she was led to believe.

Sep 07, 2018

Although a bit tedious at some parts, 'Matched' was a good story that provided many interesting philosophies and messages. And although the plot was very slow-moving, it was still engaging enough for me to keep reading it. When Cassia fell in love with Ky I thought it was a bit silly, but eventually I understood why they were meant for each other. I throughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who likes to read in the genre of dystopian.

Mar 11, 2018

I think if I was still in middle school, I would have enjoyed this book more. However, with all the other dystopian-themed books I've read, this simply wasn't as engaging as I thought it would be. The way the main character began falling for someone else seemed a bit unnatural; the development just didn't seem as smooth as it could have been. Yes, it is a little cliché, but that's how most dystopian books are. I will continue onto the second book, so that I can finish what I've started, but for now, I'm not expecting too much from the rest of the series.

dturk01 Jan 10, 2018

I really liked this book! This story follows Cassia and her roles in a society that is run by a strict set of rules, (for example, no running anywhere except on a treadmill or you will get in trouble). But this Society prides itself on keeping everything equal for everyone throughout the community, and the Officials make choices for each person that are "proven" to be the best choice for that person. No one gets to decide anything for themselves, but one "mistake" by the Society Officials (and it has been said that the Officials do not make mistakes) causes Cassia to question everything.

Oct 17, 2017

Matched is the first novel in the Matched trilogy written by Allie Condie. The story is about a girl name Cassia Reyes who lives in the society. In the society everything is calculated and predetermined for you; where you work, who you marry, and when you die. When Cassia's friend Xander appears on her matching screen, she knows that he is who she is meant marry. However, all that changes when there is a glitch and she sees the face of someone else she knows, Ky. Now Cassia, more confused than ever, has to make the first real decision she has ever made. If you are a fan of romance, dystopian novels, or science fiction, I would highly recommend reading this novel. The book is more of a mature read, great for teenagers, but I would not recommend this novel to a younger audience. The story is very deep and very similar to the Divergent series and The Hunger Games. Just like in many teen novels, there are also a lot of plot twists and surprises in the novel. Overall, if I had to rate this novel I would rate it four out of five stars.
@SapphireReads of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

A society in which the authorities pick the person you will marry for you in order to create the perfect offspring.  Cassia got matched with her best friend Xander but when she goes home to read over the information given to her about Xander, she finds a picture of another boy.  A boy who has done something bad.  It is so unforgivable that he is denied the right to be matched like the other people in the society.  But she falls in love with this boy.
- @bookworm2.1k of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 07, 2017

So cliche and predictable, I would not recommend this book. I only finished it because I had nothing better to do. It doesn't make sense to me and I have heard the second book is even worse. I never want to read this series again. Complete waste of my time.

Aug 14, 2017

Really, really good. A lot like The Giver and a little like The Selection. Though it was kind of predictable, it was still very well written. I read it very quickly, and I'm absolutely pining for the next book. Please read this, I loved it!

Aug 11, 2017

I liked this book, but it was pretty cliché. I felt like I had read this book before, since it had the same dystopian plot like the hunger games, etc. Even though it wasn't a very unique or original book, I still thought it was an interesting book.

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Jan 04, 2019

“Is falling in love with someone's story the same thing as falling in love with the person himself?”

Jul 07, 2016

"And there's so much to see. They are blue, and black, and other colors, too, and I know some of what they've seen and what I hope they see now. Me. Cassia. What I feel, Who I am."

Jul 07, 2016

"I think he might have meant to say something more, but when our lips touch, there is no need, for once, for any words at all."

Jun 27, 2015

"Once you want something, every thing changes."

Jun 24, 2015

"Ky gives me three gifts for my birthday. A poem, a kiss, and the hopeless,beautiful belief that things might work."
From the book Matched, P. 259

May 20, 2015

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

zahra88 Feb 28, 2015

" Society Matched Them
But Love
Set them Free"

Jul 11, 2014

"Green tablet, green leaves. green eyes on a pretty girl."

but the society doesnt make mistakes

JewelMcLatchy Aug 12, 2013

That's what happened to the society before ours. Everyone had technology, too much of it, and the consequences were disastrous. Now, we have the basic technology we need-ports, readers, scribes-and our information intake is much more specific... Such specialization keeps people from becoming overwhelmed. We don't need to understand everything. And, as the Society reminds us, there's a difference between knowledge and technology. Knowledge doesn't fail us.

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Jun 25, 2017

Cassia has always trusted the Society, and she never had any reason not too. Little did she know that the world wasn't always controlled by a single group, but being your own person was encouraged and love wasn't assigned. When Cassia comes of age and it's time for her to find out who she has been matched/assigned to/with, she had no idea that she would be so lucky-but when she finds someone down on their own luck, she is having second thoughts on whether or not the society should have the power they do, and wonders if they are really always right.
Is love more than two people who are together?
Is being your own person really a bad thing?
Could the society be wrong?
Am i willing to risk it all?
These are all questions that Cassia must find the answers to on her own-and before it's too late.

Jul 07, 2016

Her whole life, Cassia had always believed in the Society. She trusted the Officials' choices, who you love, where you work, when you die. So when given her Match, her best friend is shown and she is positive that he is the one. Until another familiar face flashes across the screen. Now, Cassia is faced with questionable choices and questions. Xander or Ky? Is the Society telling the truth or lying to them? Is there more then just what the Officials say there is?
As Cassia embarks on a path no one has dared followed, she has to make some hard choices between perfection and passion.

Jun 23, 2016

A futuristic book that makes social groups that people must fit into. Mystical pills must be carried around all the time. One green, One blue, One red.
The green calms,Blue makes you forget. But what does Red do? Read To Find Out!

Jun 26, 2014

This book is about a girl living in a dystopian society and she has to choose between her best friend and another guy.

Jun 17, 2014

In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia 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 appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: 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.

May 09, 2014

IN THE SOCIETY, OFFICIALS DECIDE . WHO YOU LOVE. WHERE YOU WORK. WHEN YOU DIE. Cassia 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 appears on the Matching sreen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one...until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life shes ever 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 resonace of a classic.

yuweizheng Aug 18, 2013

This novel is about Cassia she cannot make choice on her own, even on her and how to play, where to work, and who to marry. However, when she match to her best friend every change, things cannot be more perfect than before.

Aug 03, 2013

Taking place in the future where everything the citizens do is monitored by the government including the person you are married (matched) to. Cassia is lucky being matched to her best friend Xander but her heart belongs to Ky a lowers class then her.

Jul 08, 2013

A boy's picture flashes up on the Matching screen, two boys flash up on the screen both saying that they will be Cassia Reyes' match. Cassia wants to know more, as she is confused. Several things happen in the story.
Being matched means that the Society, chooses who she will marry. Cassia falls in love with both men, but has to make a choice between the two.

love2read123 Jul 20, 2012

One boys picture is all it takes for seventeen year old Cassia Reyes to become uncertain as to who she is supposed to love. As her world begins to break at the seams, Cassia questions the Society in which she lives in.Cassia must find her true self within a seemingly perfect world, that just might not be so perfect after all.

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Apr 11, 2013

Sexual Content: There's a few kissing scenes. It doesn't really go anywhere past kissing and a few tentative embraces, however.

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