BlogHer Book Club: Matched

Matched by Ally Condie is young adult fiction and runs along the Hunger Games type of fiction. After some recent serious reads {Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter & Daring Greatly}, it was a refreshing change to have an easy read while I pumped away at work.

Matched is the first in a trilogy about Cassia, a seventeen year old girl on the cusp of adulthood & learning more & more everyday what that means. It’s set in a future North America where the government {aka Society} controls everything, what you eat, your job, which books/songs the citizens still have access to, even down to who you will marry aka be Matched with. The story begins at Cassia’s Matching ceremony on her seventeenth birthday just days before her precious grandfather’s Final ceremony.

While the government control {& possible future rebellion} is mentioned frequently in Matched, the focus of the story is Cassia & her love triangle. The childhood boy best friend Xander & the mysterious Ky who she’s learning more & more about.

I won’t give away too many spoilers, but suffice to say that I enjoy Matched a lot. So much so that I immediately upon finishing, jumped on my library’s website & requested Crossed, theĀ  next in the series.

I’m intrigued to see where Crossed takes the story. I’d love to know more about how the society & government got from where we are today to total control. Can you imagine there only being 100 books? 100 songs? And I want to know more about the three emergency tablets to which all citizens are assigned.

You can join our BlogHer Book Club Matched discussion. I’ll be throwing out my two cents there too.

This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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