Friday, July 15, 2011

Book Review: Matched

I just finished this book, and I recommend it. What a great read! If you need an interesting, thought-provoking page turner, get hold of this book. If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, you will probably enjoy Matched. What I consider to be a bonus: Matched does not have the violence that The Hunger Games does.

What would it be like to live in the Society, a place where no one gets to choose for themselves? The Society in which Cassia Reyes lives, some years in the future, is a place where your every day is scripted for you. Where you work, where you live, who you marry (or are "matched" with), even what you eat. Meals are delivered right to your home or workplace; meals that are predetermined and balanced with just the right nutrients by the Officials of the Society. The Officials even determine when you die: on your 80th birthday, not a day sooner or later. But how do they accomplish this? Could it have something to do with the fact that the elderly are not allowed to share their food with anyone? Could it be poisoned?

Read Matched to find out what happens when Cassia falls in love with someone who is not her Match and begins to wonder about the Society and its Officials, and just what is really going on.

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