Matched by Ally Condie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What a great story! I devoured this book. Some aspects reminded me of The Giver or The Uglies Trilogy.
Matched is a futuristic story where the Society is in charge of everything, from what you eat and wear, to your profession, to when you will die. They're even in charge of who you are matched with (for marriage).
Cassia is excited to find out who her match is, and is very surprised when her best friend Xander is her match (already knowing your match is very uncommon). But, she's happy about it, until she tries looking at her match card. Xander's picture disappears and she sees Ky (another friend).
The Society doesn't make mistakes, and Cassia's life turns upside-down as she tries to discover who her best match really is, and if the Society's way of life is what she really wants.
I loved the characters in this book, and was sad when it ended (it's a triology and the second book won't be released until November). I'm definitely looking forward to reading Crossed when it is released.