Matched by Ally Condie

By teen lib

March 22, 2013

Matched by Ally Condie

Cassia is living the perfect life.  But so are many others too.  That is what the Society is designed to do, plan and implement everything needed for everyone to lead the perfect life.  Cassia’s food, housing, education, career training, recreation, even her spouse, is tabulated by studying statistical data and probable odds.  In fact, when we meet Cassia, she is celebrating her sixteenth birthday and attending her Match Banquet where her future spouse will be revealed to her.

But then there is a glitch with Cassia’s microcard that she receives containing all of Xander, her spouse’s, data on it.  The day after the Match Banquet, when Cassia views her microcard for the first time, she sees Xander’s face as expected, but then it is quickly replaced by Ky Markham’s, another boy in her neighborhood.  Even before Cassia realizes it, she and Ky are falling in love, going against all of the Society’s mandates.  And the Society, always watching, begins plotting and planning, leaving Cassia and Ky tangled in the Society’s web so thoroughly that there is only one escape route.  Does Cassie have the courage it will take to stand against the Society, or will she cave in to the pressure and fall under the Society’s spell once again? 

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