Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ten Days. Ten Books: #1 Matched

*Product Description*
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.

Everyone has been hearing about the new upcoming book, Matched by Ally Condie. There have been long lines, lists, and waits for this book. Now you all may think that this book is one of the best in 2010, and it's up there, but for those who wanted to see action and blood and guts ( Like the Hunger Games) are going to be disappointed. What you must realize is that the people living in the Society are living a perfect life. Why fight back? True there are limits to what you can and cannot do, but you know when you'll die, you don't have to worry about dating, and you get the job that's best suited for you.
But it's the perfect life; no suffering. But for Cassia there is a lot of internal anguish as she questions all she's ever known and ventures into thinking things she's never thought before.  
I enjoyed how Ally Condie made me think and uncomfortable about the fact of no choice. I live in America and I can choose to wear a read or blue shirt, dress, or even pants. But in the Society, your meals are chosen by them and you have to wear a gray uniform on a daily bases. Everything is regulated be the Society. The people just do what they're told. 
Although I enjoyed the book, I must say ( and I do) is that I probably wont buy the next one. I'm not saying the book is not worth your time, it's just that it was not my cup of tea. 
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