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)
|Authors:||Ally Condie (Author)|
|Info:||Dutton Books for Young Readers (2010), Edition: First Edition, 384 pages|
400The 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.
230The Giver by Lois Lowry (Ynaffit27, Trojanprincess, frankiejones)
Trojanprincess: The two worlds seem similar in the way that every aspect of their livee are controlled.
200Uglies 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.
121Delirium 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=)
110The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (beckylynn)
121Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (MzzArts)
90Wither by Lauren DeStefano (dizzyweasel)
dizzyweasel: Dystopian novel about government control and arranged marriages.
52Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Kostyusha)
31Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Phantasma)
Phantasma: Similar imagined world with similar outsider view changing the opinions of some insiders.
10Die Verratenen by Ursula Poznanski (Moongirl)
Moongirl: Ebenfalls eine Distopie, welche in der Zukunft spielt.
10For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (coxy132)
coxy132: Both have dystopian romance between groups that are not supposed to fall in love
10Nine Tomorrows 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)
10The 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.
11Possession by Elana Johnson (Anonymous user)
11Looking Backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy (Phantasma)
Phantasma: A Utopian novel with a similar world-view and premise.
89The Host: A Novel by Stephenie Meyer (alesi1)
alesi1: It looks like a perfect world, but is it really?
13Girl Parts by John M. Cusick (meggyweg)
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Do not go gentle into that good night.
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.
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.
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
they were too much to carry
so I left them behind
for a new life, in a new place
but no one forgot who I was
and neither did the people who watch
they watched for years
they watch now
My birthday began with the water-
Birds and the birds of the winged trees flying my name
Above the farms and the white horses
And I rose
In rainy autumn
And walked abroad in a shower of all my days.
who always believes
Now that I've found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night? My wings aren't white or feathered; they're green, made of green silk, which shudders in the wind and bends when I move - first in a circle, then in a line, finally in a shape of my own invention.
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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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?
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