by Ally Condie
Series: Matched #1
Published: November 30, 2010
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Format: eBook (369 pages)
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 with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black . . .
One of the best dystopian novels I’ve read.
The world was one I could really see growing out of the one we live in. In fact, Cassia’s world is supposed to be a utopia in a lot of ways and the dysfunction is not immediately obvious. This made it all the more frightening because the world Cassia lives in is not blatantly evil and oppressive – it’s mostly beautiful. I found it haunting and hard to forget.
Content Rating: Mild, for a little violence and minor swearing (if any).