Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
Idk... it just needs more. I'm not sure what it is exactly that it's missing, but it's def missing something.
Maybe more action?
Probably. I think she did well for a YA book.
It was an enjoyable audiobook to listen to at work.
Not sure what to say about this one. It was good. Not great, but good. I enjoyed it, but it's not a book that I would tell anyone "Oooo you HAVE to read this one now." I've heard the 2nd book is better so I guess I'll read that one soon.
It was a bad version of "The Hunger Games"
I just couldn't get into it.
I didn't listen long enough
Yes! The voice acting is amazing and I love the book. Kate Simses brings additional life to the book.
The most memorable moment in Matched is when Cassia learns who her true match is. Her grandfather's passing was also really memorable.
Kate Simses is able to do all sorts of voices and gives more emotion to the words. It really seems as if a young girl is telling her story.
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
Sure. It's a very interesting look into a potential and scary future.
Love everything about Ky. Interesting, multi-dimensional, brooding, romantic.
Her various voices. They are all so different, and yet very believable!
Ky teaching her to write. So nice.
I loved this story. Even though I'm far from being a young adult. It starts off by giving us a potential future society where everything is euphoric in the aspect of low crime rates, increased life spans, enjoyable jobs, and perfect mates, but at a price. The price of our freedom of choice. Everything is essentially decided for us. Being the individualistic culture that we are, that goes against everything we believe in.
But then Cassia begins to rebel. In subtle ways, at first. In her mind, she begins to think things that she should not think. Then she begins to act in small ways that she should not act. Then she falls in love with someone she is forbidden to fall in love with. And she begins to see the society not as a benevolent protector, but as a heartless dictatorship.
And what reader doesn't want to pull for the underdog trying to regain her freedom?
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Probably not. My friends are a bit older and this type of genre would most likely not be in their "have to read" lists.
The most interesting aspect was that knowing what Cashia actually does as a "sorter." You don't find out its relevance until closer to the end of the book. The least interesting was her interactions with Kai. For some reason, he just bored me.
No. I can't compare.
I believe there is a follow-up book, as you are left wondering what happened to her love interest Kai. I can't say more in fear of spoiling the plot.
These books all based on utopian societies really hammer on the lemming effect. The fear of death and negative consequences of our actions overrides all other sensibilities. It's pretty amazing what you will endure in the name of self-preservation.
I get unreasonably attached to fictional characters
If they're in to dystopians yes. I think The Society and all the backstory was great.
The Giver or Divergent. Similar kinds of societies, where everything, down to what you wear and dream, is controlled or monitored.
I enjoyed it, but am not in a rush to find out what happens next.
Matched is an interesting story that pulls you in. It only starts with Cassia being matched to Xander, the perfect match, then Ky enters the picture. You read on and everyone has their story, and many have secrets.
If I had to compare Matched; I'd say It's a little bit like Hunger Games because both are about a teenage girl who lives in a very controlling society, and then it's also like Twilight in that this young heroine has to make a choice between 2 young men. But it's a very different story, no violence, no vampires.
My favorite character was Cassia. I was surprised at first how young Kate sounds, but hers was the perfect voice for Cassia, the trusting, innocent girl that she is.
I just finished Matched and Crossed and I'm excited for Reached to come out soon!
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In this story Matched, the Society as its called controls everyone and their daily lives. The Society controls what they ate, what job they take, and even who they marry. The people don't have a choice because the Society Officials do all the deciding for them. For Cassia she didn't realize this until after her Match ceremony. Cassia is excited the night of the ceremony because she would find out who her match is and who she will marry. To her surprise she is pleased because she learns that her match is her neighbor and best friend. She already loved him. But, when Cassia puts in her match microchip that tells all about that person and is shocked when another boys face appeared on the screen for a flash. Casual knew this boy to. He lived right down the street from her and his name was KY. Then Cassia begins to question everything about the Society and the wa6 they take charge over everyone. Cassia had to keep
p all of her doubts to herself. The Society even code how long a person could live also. No one could live past 80 yrs old, not one day over. This story isn't just for the young. I'm 35 and I enjoyed it very much. The narrator does an awesome job narrating. Matched is a must read but an even better listen to see just where the story takes you. Don't forget to follow up with the second book, Crossed.
Following in the trend of Dystopian Young Adult fiction, Matched is a story that takes place in a heavily regulated world, where the government controls everything from a persons diet and job to the person they can marry. Despite this premise having been done before, Ally Condie creates a compelling world, and dynamic main character, who will draw you in to the story immediately.
The main character is a young girl who is easy to relate to. She is a smart girl, who enjoys the comfortable life that the society she lives in has created for her. However, she is also given a mind of her own, that begins to question the authority the society has over it's citizens and what she wants for her own life. The first book in this series was extremely compelling, and I cannot wait to start on the second book.