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Matched

by Ally Condie

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  1. 420
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Aerrin99)
    Aerrin99: Both books feature central heroines living in dystopian worlds that aren't quite what they seem. They each have an engaging romance and a story that digs behind the curtain of the society their characters live in.
  2. 240
    The Giver by Lois Lowry (Ynaffit27, Trojanprincess)
    Trojanprincess: The two worlds seem similar in the way that every aspect of their livee are controlled.
  3. 200
    Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (kqueue)
    kqueue: Another story about a 'perfect' society that is deeply flawed once you look beneath the surface. Both feature strong heroines who fight against the powers in control, and both have themes of independence and free will.
  4. 131
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (MzzArts)
  5. 121
    Delirium by Lauren Oliver (foggidawn, simonie, jfoster_sf)
    simonie: une autre dystopie
    jfoster_sf: Both are powerful love stories that take place in a future where the government controls their lives. If you love Matched you will love Delirium=)
  6. 110
    The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (beckylynn)
  7. 90
    Wither by Lauren DeStefano (dizzyweasel)
    dizzyweasel: Dystopian novel about government control and arranged marriages.
  8. 52
    1984 by George Orwell (Kostyusha)
  9. 31
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Phantasma)
    Phantasma: Similar imagined world with similar outsider view changing the opinions of some insiders.
  10. 10
    For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (coxy132)
    coxy132: Both have dystopian romance between groups that are not supposed to fall in love
  11. 10
    Nine Tomorrows: Tales of the Near Future by Isaac Asimov (Phantasma)
    Phantasma: Many of the short stories in this Asimov collection have similar ideas to the ones mentioned in Matched, such as matching a person's abilities and personality to their job and then giving them instruction in only that job. Most of the stories in the Asimov collection are distopian futures based on technology. And, for something originally written in the 50s... still quite plausible.… (more)
  12. 10
    The Selection by Kiera Cass (Aleana, BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Both of these series have young teens involved in a rigorous selection process to be matched with their future spouse. Political intrigue and the darker side of these dystopian societies set on a future earth add intensity and action.
  13. 10
    Die Verratenen by Ursula Poznanski (Moongirl)
    Moongirl: Ebenfalls eine Distopie, welche in der Zukunft spielt.
  14. 99
    The Host by Stephenie Meyer (alesi1)
    alesi1: It looks like a perfect world, but is it really?
  15. 11
    Possession by Elana Johnson (Anonymous user)
  16. 11
    Looking Backward: 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy (Phantasma)
    Phantasma: A Utopian novel with a similar world-view and premise.
  17. 13
    Girl Parts by John M. Cusick (meggyweg)
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Cassia Reyes is a teenage girl nervous about going to her Match Banquet. She loves her society, and she cannot wait to find out who her match will be. She learns it is her best friend, Xander. When she looks at her microcard she receives the day of the Match Banquet that gives her more details about Xander, her life begins to change. She begins a journey of eye-opening proportions. The realization of her society not being as perfect as she once believed. This is heart-breaking and disappointing for her. Where will this journey take her? What will she do with the information she learns? ( )
  Kay_Downing | Apr 28, 2016 |
In this dystopian tale, a young girl named Cassia must decide between being a perfect citizen by following the match rules or following her heart and disobeying society by being with another boy. This book would be useful in the classroom because it teaches the students not to blindly conform to society, but rather to ask questions and think about what their relationship to others, technology, and our government are to them. It will also lead to debates about how to balance civil rights and government control. It could also lead into historical debates, and how time periods throughout history have been affected by the same debate. ( )
  emmaoc | Apr 27, 2016 |
This book appealed to me from the start. Throughout middle school, high school, and even now I gravitate towards these science fiction plots. This one is about a girl named Cassia living in a world where everything is selected for the best, most ideal circumstances, including who you marry. At her matching ceremony, Cassia is faced with a technological malfunction that flashes a different match right before settling on her friend Xander's face. This novel follows Cassia in a world where she must be careful to not overstep her boundaries, and she must determine who her true match is. I definitely would recommend this to others who love the Hunger Games or Divergent or Beautiful Creatures because of its action full plot and underlying love story. ( )
  MorganGuess | Apr 26, 2016 |
So far this book is fairly decent. I wish it was faster moving some scenes are drawn out too much. The language is very simple and it is an easy read. ( )
  LMacLean | Apr 21, 2016 |
Very much like The Giver by Lois Lowry, only with the romantic angle. Although I can understand Cassia's mental turmoil, given the society in which she lives, I did get tired of it. I can see why this might appeal to some fans of The Hunger Games, but it is lacking the action that made that series a page-turner. ( )
  Lessiebess | Apr 20, 2016 |
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This first book in a planned trilogy feels just like that: a setup to a larger story rather than a stand-alone read. Having said that, we'll still be in line for book 2.
added by Katya0133 | editEntertainment Weekly, Sara Vilkomerson (Dec 3, 2010)
 
[Cassia's] awakening and development are realistically portrayed, and supporting characters like Cassia's parents and her grandfather add depth to the story.
added by Katya0133 | editSchool Library Journal, Anthony C. Doyle (Dec 1, 2010)
 
Condie's enthralling and twisty dystopian plot is well served by her intriguing characters and fine writing.
added by Katya0133 | editPublishers Weekly (Oct 4, 2010)
 
Detractors will legitimately cite less-than-subtle morality and similarities to The Giver, but this one's a fierce, unforgettable page-turner in its own right.
added by Katya0133 | editKirkus (Oct 1, 2010)
 
The stunning clarity and attention to detail in Condie’s Big Brother–like world is a feat.
added by Katya0133 | editBooklist, Courtney Jones (Sep 15, 2010)
 

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Ally Condieprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aide, SamanthaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Evangelista, Theresa M.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vandervoort, IreneDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
Laat je niet meer los....
(p 96)

Do not go gentle into that good night.
(p 96)

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.
(p 96)

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.
(p 222)

at first when the rain fell
from the sky so wide and deep
it smelled like sage, my favorite smell
I went up on the plateau to watch it come
to see the gifts it always brought
but this rain changed from blue to black
and left
nothing.
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For Scott,
who always believes
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Now that I've found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night?
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It is almost uncomfortable, this awareness of him. Each pause, each movement when he places a piece on the black-and-gray board. I want to reach out and grab his hand and hold it to me, right over my heart, right where it aches the most. I don't know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely; but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.
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Cassia has always trusted their choices. It's hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one...until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between theonly life she's known and a path no one else has dared to go.



Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic.
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All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, whom to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?… (more)

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