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Appears on the Matching screen Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the oneuntil she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices Matched drew me in with it's uniue summary and beautiful cover unfortunately that is where my fascination endedI wanted to like this book actually I wanted to love it but I didn't I had a very hard time getting though this novel I even had to take a break from it completely and I only kept reading because of the encouragement from others that had read it insisting that it would get better It didn't get a whole lot better for meI guess my biggest problem was that I was bored for most of the novel I was bored with the story the characters everything Cassia was selfish and dull I tried to like her but she never really gave me much reason to Her relationships with Xander and Ky were impassive I understand that Xander was 'chosen' for her so there were going to be fireworks every time they touched but I still didn't even understand their appeal as friends not just as a romantically involved couple And the obsession with Ky why? And that's all that it felt like to me an obsession I didn't feel or see the energy between themThe Society wasn't explained very well Why is The Society there? How did it come to be? Why the current precautions? Why are there people that live in The Society and others that don't? There is a war going on? Why? Where? With who? I had uestions than anythingI didn't know enough about the characters and the life they were living to really care about them It felt like a very long prologue to another storyThe few chapters at the end of the story piued my interest somewhat but even then it was tainted with how I had felt through most of the entire novel It was beautifully written but I just couldn't get into itStill undecided on reading the rest of the trilogy
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Matched author Ally CondIn the Society officials decide Who you love Where you work When you dieCassia has always trusted their choices It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life the perfect job the ideal mate So when her best friend As seen on The ReadventurerFirst thing first I think Ally Condie owes at least half of her seven figure paycheck to Lois Lowry The entire dystopian world is lifted directly from Lowry's The Giver Almost everything interesting in Matched is very familiar the idea of highly controlled Society the Community in The Giver the prearranged Matches uniform clothing the pills suppressing emotions predetermination of everyone's life course euthanized elderly regulated personal possessions the precision of the language the family structure The list goes on and on What Condie adds of her own is too often doesn't make much sense people are not allowedcan't write but they know how to read and operate computers; Matches and procreation are controlled but teens can still snog around a bit; and what is the sorting job all about I still have no idea I am not the biggest fan of The Giver our there but that novel had a horrifying structured world hiding behind its simplistic language What hides behind the words of Matched is sheer emptiness And boredom and unoriginality If all borrowed dystopian ideas are stripped away what is left is a tepid G rated teen romance affair with an obligatory love triangle and magical love connections Even the male love interests are the same old tired cliches a sweet and loyal best friend type and a mysterious hurt emo type uoting poetry Yawn Yawn YawnAlly Condie's writing is serviceable enough So are the characters No male character reuires a restraining order against him no female a head check for putting up with abusive crap But is this and a pretty cover really a recipe for success these days? There is nothing in this novel to get excited over There is no urgency to Condie's writing no passion Just dull characters dull relationships dull conflicts dull conversationsI can't whole heartedly recommend this book to anyone it simply doesn't offer anything new or noteworthy But some fans of lukewarm romance driven stories like Birthmarked or Beautiful Creatures might enjoy it I suppose Do I really need to say I am not coming back for ?PS Apparently Disney picked it up for development WHY?