Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Matched by Ally Condie

Can you imagine a world where you can’t even think for yourself?  When the BookNerds and I decided to read Matched, I thought it was going to be a little bit like The Hunger Games; but I was so wrong and glad about it too.
Meet Cassia.  She is young, bright, and follows the rules of The Society.  Her best friend Xander is the one she will be “matched” with as her husband.  She is so please about this, until another picture flashes on the screen.  This picture is of a boy named Ky Markham.  Cassia knew Ky also but he had a harder life them Cassia and she did not know the whole story. 
As the story progresses (and I do not want to give too much away) Cassia begins to feel the Society is not always right.  She sees the pain they are bringing to her family and friends.  She feels that they all are being wronged.
After reading this story I realized what a great country I live in and hope that I never have to live the way Cassia did.  True the Society provided for them but could you imagine living in a place where food is delivered at meal times (and not good stuff), people could not even walk into your house, you were told what job you will be doing and where to live, plus they chose your spouse and chose the day you die.
It’s amazing how sometimes a book or author can really make you think about how good you really have it in life and this book does that.  However, there were parts of the book that just dragged and I felt that it could be summed up easier.  At this point I am unsure if I will read the sequel to this book series.


1 comment :

  1. I agree with you about how it could be dragged on. Although I liked the book, the characters and their relationships were extremely underdeveloped.