Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CBR III Review #32: Matched by Ally Condie

CBR III Review #32: Matched by Ally Condie

I read this book a few weeks back and I hadn't felt up to reviewing it. It wasn't bad it wasn't great. Can I end the review here? I'm really annoyed that the book is compared the 1984, Brave New World, and The Giver. This is like comparing American's Next Top Model to The Wire.

Cassia Reyes is a young teenage girl growing up in a perfect society.  Everything is picked out and provided by government officials in this perfect society. Cassia has no choice on where she lives, what she studies, what she eats even who she marries.  Even the date of their death is picked out.  It's always on their 80th birthday.

The story starts with Cassia finding out who her future marriage partner will be.  Surprising she is matched up with her best friend Xander (Buffy shout out).  Then blah blah blah there is a glitch and she learns that maybe she wasn't mean to be matched with Xander but the mysterious Ky.  More blah blah and she is torn between defying the government and getting to learn about Ky or following her chosen path and choosing her best friend Xander.  Seriously blah blah blah.  There is not a lot of depth to the story but it's a quick read.  Of course like every other freaking book written recently it's a damn trilogy. I wouldn't pay money for the sequels but I may pick them up from the Library if I happen to run across them, because I am slightly intrigued about how the series will end.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; First Edition edition (November 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525423648
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525423645
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews 
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