A Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie
Review by Susan Escalante
A few months ago, one of the girls in my family was reading a book that she really liked called “Matched” by Ally Condie. I asked her how she was liking it and she said she loved it and she thought I would love it, too. Well, the book is written for young people and I thought it would be boring. The reading level is under 5, but the story is unique. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it!
The dystopian story starts out with a young girl being “matched” by society to her future husband. In this society people are not allowed to question anything or leave the perimeter of the city. Not too far into the story, of course, things begin to go awry and it leaves the characters and the reader wondering what might happen next. Since it is written for youth, I missed the intricate descriptions included in adult novels. So, at times, it seemed a little slow. However, I thought Condie did a great job in creativity. Evidently, so did Disney because the movie is already in production!
I purposefully did not read the third part of the trilogy so I could see the end unfold in the film without preconceptions. I am looking forward to seeing what happens and I am wondering if there is a twist along the way!
Helpful links: http://www.matched-book.com/ and book trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaeNWL8rlBI
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