Author: Ally Condie Genre: , , , , , ,

Matched is a story about a 17-year-old girl named Cassia who lives in a futuristic world where, when you turn 17, you are matched with the person who you will spend the rest of your life with. You don’t get to choose. Cassia is paired with her very best friend, Xander. She is so happy, but when she watches the video about him, another face flashes, just for a second. Now Cassia is torn between Xander and the mysterious boy, Ky. She eventually ends up choosing one of them at the end, but I won’t say who it is. Matched is almost exactly like another book I reviewed, The Selection. I think The Selection is better than Matched, but that is probably because I read The Selection first. The entire time I was reading Matched, I was just thinking about the ways it is similar and different to The Selection, so if you have read The Selection and want to read Matched (or vice versa), be prepared for that. Also, I think that the sequel, Crossed, is a little bit better than Matched. If you want to read this book, it is best for ages 11 and up because there is a bit of romance and violence.

3 Responses so far.

  1. Love11 says:

    I would think this book for 12 and older… There are a few bad stories that might freak some people out , like a boy being murdered and war stories, also citizens are poisoned to die at eighty… Not that much romance just a couple of kisses

    • zozelina says:

      I don’t remember any boy being murdered… I agree with you about the war and the poisoned citizens, but the reason I suggested it for ages 11 and up is because when I read it at age 11 I thought it was fine, and besides the parts that you mentioned, the book isn’t written in a gory or traumatic way.

    • WhoAmI? says:

      Wow. I have read so many books worse than this and I am twelve. Why the heck would that stuff freak kids out? When I was eleven, I was reading books like Twilight.

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