MatchedPaperback - 2011
This New York Times bestseller is perfect for fans of 1984 , Brave New World , Black Mirror , and The Handmaid's Tale .
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
Look for the sequel, CROSSED , and the epic series finale, REACHED !
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RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
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"And there's so much to see. They are blue, and black, and other colors, too, and I know some of what they've seen and what I hope they see now. Me. Cassia. What I feel, Who I am."
"I think he might have meant to say something more, but when our lips touch, there is no need, for once, for any words at all."
"Ky gives me three gifts for my birthday. A poem, a kiss, and the hopeless,beautiful belief that things might work."
From the book Matched, P. 259
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
That's what happened to the society before ours. Everyone had technology, too much of it, and the consequences were disastrous. Now, we have the basic technology we need-ports, readers, scribes-and our information intake is much more specific... Such specialization keeps people from becoming overwhelmed. We don't need to understand everything. And, as the Society reminds us, there's a difference between knowledge and technology. Knowledge doesn't fail us.
"Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled."
"It is one thing to make a choice and it is another thing to never have a chance. I feel a cold loneliness deep within me. What would it be like to be alone? To know that you could never choose anything else?"
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Cassia has always trusted the Society, and she never had any reason not too. Little did she know that the world wasn't always controlled by a single group, but being your own person was encouraged and love wasn't assigned. When Cassia comes of age and it's time for her to find out who she has been matched/assigned to/with, she had no idea that she would be so lucky-but when she finds someone down on their own luck, she is having second thoughts on whether or not the society should have the power they do, and wonders if they are really always right.
Is love more than two people who are together?
Is being your own person really a bad thing?
Could the society be wrong?
Am i willing to risk it all?
These are all questions that Cassia must find the answers to on her own-and before it's too late.
Her whole life, Cassia had always believed in the Society. She trusted the Officials' choices, who you love, where you work, when you die. So when given her Match, her best friend is shown and she is positive that he is the one. Until another familiar face flashes across the screen. Now, Cassia is faced with questionable choices and questions. Xander or Ky? Is the Society telling the truth or lying to them? Is there more then just what the Officials say there is?
As Cassia embarks on a path no one has dared followed, she has to make some hard choices between perfection and passion.
A futuristic book that makes social groups that people must fit into. Mystical pills must be carried around all the time. One green, One blue, One red.
The green calms,Blue makes you forget. But what does Red do? Read To Find Out!
This book is about a girl living in a dystopian society and she has to choose between her best friend and another guy.
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion.
IN THE SOCIETY, OFFICIALS DECIDE . WHO YOU LOVE. WHERE YOU WORK. WHEN YOU DIE. Cassia has always trusted their choices. It's hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching sreen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one...until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life shes ever known and a path no one else has ever dared follow--between perfection and passion. Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonace of a classic.
This novel is about Cassia she cannot make choice on her own, even on her and how to play, where to work, and who to marry. However, when she match to her best friend every change, things cannot be more perfect than before.
Taking place in the future where everything the citizens do is monitored by the government including the person you are married (matched) to. Cassia is lucky being matched to her best friend Xander but her heart belongs to Ky a lowers class then her.
A boy's picture flashes up on the Matching screen, two boys flash up on the screen both saying that they will be Cassia Reyes' match. Cassia wants to know more, as she is confused. Several things happen in the story.
Being matched means that the Society, chooses who she will marry. Cassia falls in love with both men, but has to make a choice between the two.
One boys picture is all it takes for seventeen year old Cassia Reyes to become uncertain as to who she is supposed to love. As her world begins to break at the seams, Cassia questions the Society in which she lives in.Cassia must find her true self within a seemingly perfect world, that just might not be so perfect after all.