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Ash Campbell

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  • Reached: Matched, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ally Condie
    • Narrated By Jack Riccobono
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (666)

    After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. In this gripping conclusion to the Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.

    Anastasia says: "Disappointed ..most likely will return this book"
    "Painful"
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    Would you try another book from Ally Condie and/or Jack Riccobono?

    Probably not. I really liked the first book in the series and thought that the second was fine. But this was pretty bad--desperately needed an editor as it was much too long and needlessly so, as the extra description did little to further the story. There were so many great themes that I wished the author would explore (e.g., art during crises, revolutionaries becoming the same as the political entity that they are fighting) but she got far too bogged down in the love story. The love story itself is uninteresting as Cassia never wavers in her love, so the other character (trying to avoid spoilers--not that the end is suprising) just sort of hangs around and feels bad the entire time.


    What could Ally Condie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Shorten the pointless description. I do not need to be reminded of the same poems over and over again. Also, I realize that this is a teen love story, but focus on something beside feeling love over and over again.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The actor narrating Zander did a decent job. The others make the dialogue, already a little cheesy, almost unbearable. Count how many times Cassia says "Yes!" or how many syllables she drags out in "Ky!" As for Ky, he's breathy and whining--I actually groaned aloud every time he described his love for Cassia.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom, mostly. A little bit of repulsion and embarrassment--teens describing their love for one another over and over and over and over...


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