18 February 2011

Book #27 Matched - Ally Condie

By: Me, My Shelf and I | 18 February 2011 at 3:56 PM | | | |
Phew, took a break there for a bit didn't I? Sorry about that. I had family in town and no time to read!

I started back up with Matched, which is one of the March books for my book club. Here's the details:

Title: Matched
Author: Ally Condie
Format: ePub on "Mah Nookie"
Pages: 366
Source: Book Club.
Rating: 4 to 4.5 Birds

I have to admit that when I started this book I was kinda annoyed. It was really repetitive. I felt like I was going in circles. Luckily that only lasted for the first 1/3 of the book. Annoying still none the less.

After I got through all that, and the story picked up I could really focus on this Dystopian Society and realize just how horrible it would be if the government controlled everything we did, ate, wore. Sometimes when things get really bad I would honestly wonder what could be so bad about it....well....this book will put it into perspective for you. Everything chosen for you right down to who you marry. Can you imagine? To never have a choice.

Luckily this book has a great lead character, Cassia who is strong willed and has a fighting spirit. She's very well "built", not wishy-washy or whiny like some of our heroines in books out these days. It's easy to imagine her questioning authority and standing up for herself.

The one thing this book has that pretty much every book I read has - the typical "love triangle" - it's a must in these YA's isn't it. You would think that I would be sick of them by now, but really - who doesn't love a good love triangle?? See, I knew it! We all love them!

I'm giving up a 4 - 4.5 birds on this. I can't decide, the beginning of the book which wasn't all that great was a huge factor for me....I can't let it slide.


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1 comment:

  1. i thought the society was very well built by Condie, Cassia herself wound me up throughout. i agreed with you on the first third of repetition, but after that i couldn't stop reading. i was expecting more from it overall but am curious to where Crossed is going to go x

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