Thursday, January 20, 2011
Matched by Ally Condie
Genre: Young Adult
Challenges: New Author Challenge, Young Adult
My rating: 3/5
I actually think the book trailer is decent for this one so I'm going to share it because it does explain the book a bit.
From the video, you get an idea of how the world works according to the Society. The thing is, when Cassie is matched she was given a data card for her match. The next day when she views it, the data card shows who she was matched to but then changes and shows another boy she knows. She becomes interested in this other boy. Even though she has known him, she learns a bit more about him and that sparks her interest.
She knows she shouldn't be hanging out with him but she does anyway. She soon starts to realize that the officials and the society aren't always right and don't always know what is best. She starts to break some rules, but just a little bit.
Soon she must decide what she is going to do. Will she risk all for the guy she wasn't matched with but is now in love with? Or will she continue with life the way it was before she really got to know him?
Now what you really want to know....my thoughts:
My husband had actually pointed this book out to me and jokingly said "You should get a review copy of this book so I can read it." I thought it was be a cool surprise if I really could get a review copy for him and went hunting. I'm happy to report that I was able to get one sent to me and surprised him with it.
Unfortunately, I don't think he liked it as much as he had wanted to. Here's his reply when I emailed him and asked him for his thoughts:
Thanks to Dutton for providing this book for review.