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Crossed by Ally Condie


by Ally Condie

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Cassie is in a work camp, Ky is on the frontier, she's determined to find him and be with him while still angsting over Xander. They go on a long trek and discover things about each other and the world and eventually come together.

It wan't bad but it just felt like it went on a bit too long. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jul 28, 2015 |
3.5 ( )
  MorganSchultz | Jun 5, 2015 |
A bit more interesting than the previous book with significantly less "boy, boy, boy, boy, boy!!!" It's clinging rather desperately to the dystopian trilogy formula started by The Uglies and cemented by The Hunger Games (Accept the society but start to rebel slightly in the first book, discover that there are others that feel the same as you in the second book, full on rebellion that focuses on the heroine in the third book).
From a technical and aesthetic standpoint, the writing is good. The plot is leaps and bounds better than the original book in the trilogy. Even still, it's hard to be emotionally attached to any of the characters. Despite the evolution of their motivations, they are still somewhat flat in their characterization. ( )
  benuathanasia | May 3, 2015 |
Two stars seems like a really harsh rating, but if I'm going by what the stars say when I hold the curser over them, "it was okay", then I'm afraid that's all I can give it. I feel let down. I had higher hopes. ( )
  KR_Patterson | Apr 28, 2015 |
Now we're getting somewhere! While I wouldn't classify this as an "action" novel, it was much more "active" than book one. Things were happening. I liked that. The voice in this book switched from only Cassia (in Matched) to both Cassia & Ky, in alternating chapters. I liked that it gave you better information as to what each person was thinking/feeling, but their voices were so similar that I did have to go back a few times and look at the beginning of the chapter to check again from whose perspective I was reading.

We meet some new characters in this book, and Eli I loved, but I'm still not sure what I think of Indie. Her character has a lot of mystery surrounding her, and I'm still not sure we need to trust her. While Xander was only present for a chapter or two in this one, we do learn more about him (without Cassia doing so), so it will be interesting to see what happens with the little triangle (well, square now that Indie's involved) as Cassia is back in "Society".
There are many unanswered questions, and I guess that's just part of being the middle book in a series. (Why can't they just write one long novel anymore?!?!) However, there are definitely several ways things can go with the whole Society/Rising issues. I am hoping that the third book will answer all the questions and not disappoint!

Would I recommend this to by BFF? Yes. I thought it was better than the first.
Would I recommend this to my teen daughter? Yep!

4.5 of 5 ( )
  lauraodom | Apr 16, 2015 |
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I'm standing in a river. It's blue. Dark blue. Reflecting the color of the evening sky. I don't move. The river does. It pushed against me and hisses through the grass at the water's edge.
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In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.
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Seventeen-year-old Cassia sacrifices everything and heads to the Outer Provinces in search of Ky, where she is confronted with shocking revelations about Society and the promise of rebellion.

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