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Matched: Book 1

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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.

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.

©2010 Ally Condie (P)2010 Penguin

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    Kindle Customer 03-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    the story moved at a good pace didn't spend to much time explaining the scenes and other boring stuff

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    Grumpy Skunk 03-05-15
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    "Great book and great performance"

    I loved this book. It was written very elegantly. The world building was done really well.

    The woman who read this book did a great job. The music and sound effects that were added made the world so much richer and the words more touching.

    Great book and great performance!

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    christina 03-04-15
    christina 03-04-15
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    "Eh, not enough"

    There wasn't enough of the story. The beginning was good but the end wasn't good enough to get me to read the second book. I'm ok with where the characters are in the story to leave them.

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    Awright 02-12-15
    Awright 02-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book!"

    Wasn't the biggest fan of the voice, but got used to it. I enjoyed the story a lot! Good listen!

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    JD Ford 02-04-15
    JD Ford 02-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "meh"

    Was so disinterested by the end I kept getting distracted or falling asleep. Had to keep rewinding and started to wonder why I was bothering. I did like the dystopia wrapped in utopia take though

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    The Kuzovs Rowlett, TX 01-29-15
    The Kuzovs Rowlett, TX 01-29-15 Member Since 2014

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    "SO Great"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved everything about this except the weird transition music. Could have used less mood setting... It was weird and caught me off guard each time.

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    Jennifer 01-14-15
    Jennifer 01-14-15
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    "So.........................slow"

    Why? Why is the ally condie trying to torture me? I spent money to be entertained. Instead I find my ears bleeding, begging for the point of this God awful story.

    Imagine your friend telling you, in detail, about a huge promotion they received, only they begin the story a month prior to the date of the actual promotion. In. Freaking. Detail. All 30 dull, irrelevant damn days. In detail.

    Your friend is talking just to talk. Condie, I'm forced to assume, is writing for the same narcissistic reason. Either that or she herself was trying to figure out where the hell she was going with it...idk, man.

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    Tre's Mom 01-08-15
    Tre's Mom 01-08-15
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    "A suprisingly addicting story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story was very addictive, with characters that you truly felt like you knew in real life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ky, of course.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    too many good ones to pick just one. the match ceremony, her grandfather's last day. the kiss with Ky. when she fakes the red pill.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes, I can't wait.


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    A Smith 12-22-14
    A Smith 12-22-14
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    "Great book, semi-annoying reader"

    This is a great dystopian book without a lot of violence. It is definitely a romance, but isn't too sappy either. It's clean; no bad language or gratuitous sex like books so often like to throw in, even when they have nothing to do with the plot. I already bought the next two books and look forward to listening to them.

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    Amazon Customer V Douglasville, GA 06-09-14
    Amazon Customer V Douglasville, GA 06-09-14 Member Since 2016
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    "A fun dystopia read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Matched to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I actually heard more than I retained when reading. It might have been because I had read the full series before listening but I picked up nuances that I missed in the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ky was probably my favorite, mainly because he is the underdog, the one that doesn't belong and I identify with that.


    What three words best describe Kate Simses’s voice?

    Childlike, varied, soft


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