Book Review: Matched - Ally Condie
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate...until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
3/5 stars (liked it)
It is a perfect society in which people are matched in order to achieve children that are genetically strong. People live to be 80 years old, choices in what they read, what they watch and what they do are no longer an issue since these are decided for them. No one is overweight because meals are catered to each individual as well as physical activity. Although it sound like a perfect society it really isn't and Cassia begins to see the flaws in it. When she starts spending more time with Ky and learns that there is more out there beyond the Society.