By Ally Condie

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Book Review by Alexis Heffner

What would you do if you were in love with two completely different people. The book Matched by Ally Condie is about the main character Cassia who falls in love with her best friend Xander. When she's with him she feels safe and loved. She can count on him for anything. Cassia is also in love with Ky. Ky has been friends with her since she was little, but she never really got to know him. When Cassia and Ky get pared up to be hiking partners they start to learn more about each other. Ky tells her his story, how he became who he is and where he came from. Over time they started to fall for each other.

I loved this book. It takes place in the Oria province, on Mapletree Borough (until the officials tear down the maple trees and name it Garden Borough). The main character Cassia is a teenager who is starting her life. She just found out who her match is and she's starting to find out what her job will be. Her match Xander is a great guy. They've been best friends since they were little. Then there's Ky. Ky is an aberration, so he can't be matched with anyone. Cassia is in love with both of them and has to choose who she wants to be with.

Matched isn't just a romantic book, it also has mystery and suspense. It shows the internal struggle Cassia has to choose who she wants to be with. If she chooses Xander she might miss out on true love. On the other hand if she chooses Ky, her whole life could change. He could be sent away, and she could become an aberration. It could also affect her family. I think this would be a good book for a girl, since most of it is about her love life.

Matched Book Trailer By Ally Condie
Ally Condie talks about Matched and the sequel Crossed (video)