Matched (Matched #1)

by Ally Condie

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 idealmate…

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 366 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.69 out of 5
  • Published September 20th 2011 by Speak
  • Original Title: Matched
  • ISBN: 014241977X (ISBN13: 9780142419779)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Matched #1
  • Characters: Cassia Reyes
  • Ky Markham
  • Xander Carrow
  • Literary Awards: Teen Buckeye Book Award (2012)
  • Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award for Young Adults (2012)
  • Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of the Year for Fiction (2010)
  • Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2013)
  • Literaturpreis der Jury der jungen Leser for Jugendbuch (2011) ...more Carnegie Medal Nominee (2012)
  • Missouri Gateway Readers Award Nominee (2013)...less

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.