Matched by Ally Condie | Why Girls Are Weird

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Matched by Ally Condie

The Society has always made Cassia's choices and she's always been okay with that.  It doesn't seem like much to give up in order to get the perfect job, the perfect mate, the perfect life.  So when it's her turn to be Matched and her best friend's face appears on the screen Cassia believes right away that he is the perfect person for her... until she sees another face flash across the screen for just an instant before it fades to black.  Now Cassia is being given something she's never had before: a choice.  Will she stay with who's safe - Xander, her best friend, someone who will give her the perfect life that she longs for.  Or will it be Ky, the one who tries so hard to fit in but doesn't?  Cassia must choose between what's perfect and what she's passionate for.

I could not wait to get my hands on this book.  It sounded like such an interesting concept.  This takes place in a Society unlike ours.  There are no choices to be made but it's only to keep its inhabitants safe.  It sounds so soft and perfect on the outside but when you get deep into the heart of the book you begin to see that maybe perfection lacks something.  Would you really want to give up those songs that make you cry, the food that melts in your mouth, those experiences that may not always have the happiest outcome but shape you as a person nonetheless.

I really felt for Cassia and couldn't imagine having to make the choices that she had to.  For me this was a really incredible book with a lot of thought behind it and I cannot wait to read the next one!

26 wonderful thoughts:

The Blonde Duck

This is going on my library list!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

I like the idea, will check it out!

Scientific Housewife

That sounds super awesome.


ooooo this sounds good!!!

Cafe Fashionista

I love dystopian tales like this - I need to check it out ASAP! :)


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sherri lynn

This sounds like such an interesting read! It kind of reminds me of The Host (by the Twilight author). Another weird society that takes away the essence of what it means to be human. Kind of different but very intriguing!


What an interesting idea for a book plot. I'll have to find this on amazon and check it out. Thanks!

I need to start doing book reviews. I have a tab for good reads as part of my 101 project but it's getting WAY to crowded. Posting is a good idea so I can just link back without the page getting junky. Thanks Krysten!

ilene @ muchloveilly

looooove this book!!!!!


I was just on the hunt for a new book!!! thanks for the suggestion!

Dancing Branflake

I really like how you take the time to do a synopsis of not just the book but also your reaction to it. Thank you!


this is now on my reading this!! thanks for sharing.


Sounds fun!


this sounds really interesting!

shall add it to my growing list! :)

Amber Blue Bird

definitely sounds like a unique book


What an awesome book- I will have to check it out :)
Also thanks for the well wishes when I was sick :)


ooo, that is a really cool concept for a book. Now I want to read it and see what happens.

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji

A very interesting concept, I love the cover too!


The sweet is so much sweeter because of the sour!


Sounds interesting especially since you said it is in a different sort of society and I like books with a lot of thought behind them.

Punctuation Mark

sounds like a good one... will check if they have it on kindle version

Audrey Allure

Sounds really interesting!


sounds very nice, maybe i'm gonna read it ♥


I really can't wait to read this! It is next after the HP series!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip

This is on my "to read" list - thanks!


Loved this one myself! Check out my thoughts @