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Matched / Ally Condie.

By: Condie, Allyson Braithwaite.
Contributor(s): Vandervoort, Irene [book designer.] | Dutton Books [publisher.] | Penguin Group [publisher.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Condie, Allyson Braithwaite. Matched trilogy: Edition: First Edition.Description: 369 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780525423645; 0525423648.Subject(s): Dystopias -- Juvenile fiction | Marriage -- Juvenile fiction | Mate selection -- Juvenile fiction | Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Juvenile fiction | Self-realization -- Juvenile fiction | Young women -- Juvenile fiction | Adventure and adventurers | Families -- Juvenile fiction | LoveGenre/Form: Young adult fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PS3603.O5326 | M38 2010Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Sample text Review: 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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CML Adolescent Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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"Designed by Irene Vandervoort ; Dutton Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc."--t.p. verso.

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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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-In Ally Condie's first title (Dutton, 2010) of a planned trilogy, citizens no longer have the burden of choice-from selecting meals and leisure activities to occupations and life partners, everything is regulated by the Society. Cassia, 17, is so happy the night she is matched with Xander, her best friend. But when she sees Ky's face appear for an instant on the Matching screen, she begins to question everything she believes, despite reassurance that seeing Ky was a glitch in the system. Kate Simses conveys Cassia's confusion and growing love for Ky as well as her determination to somehow make her own choices despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. There are a few jarring notes in this otherwise intriguing world which has clear echoes of George Orwell's 1984. The words police and money aren't mentioned at all until the last quarter of the story, when they suddenly make an appearance and bring those concepts into the Society's more sterile world, which doesn't seem to need money or police. Also, the intermittent music that appears later in the audiobook distracts rather than enhances the building tension. Still, the cliffhanger ending will have teens that enjoy dystopian worlds excitedly awaiting the next installment.-Charli Osborne, Oxford Public Library, MI (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Ally Condie received a degree from Brigham Young University and worked as a high school English teacher. She is currently a full-time author. Her books include Freshman for President, Being Sixteen, and the Matched Trilogy. In 2014 her title, Atlantia made The New York Times Best Seller List. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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