Matched (Matched, #1)
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pages no: 384
Very disappointed. This book was so, so boring and probably should have ended a chapter earlier. I really have think about reading the rest of this trilogy.
This book had a very slow start, but I ended up liking it. For my full review:http://mommysreadingbreak.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/review-matched-by-ally-condie/
The premise is clever--it's a wonderful "What if" question. But the novel didn't really deliver. Once the central problem is posed: what if a government could choose your mate, there isn't anywhere for the book to go. Some touches are clever, like "new roses" and the obliteration of handwriting. But...
This is one of the books which was patiently waiting in my TBR pile and finally I picked it up. I'm not a huge fan of dystopian literature and was kind of skeptical about this book. After reading it I can say though there a re a few things which don't work for me I love this story. And what's maybe ...
I liked it. OK, so it's a little "The Giver" and a little "Hunger Games," but it's got some originality, too, and enough that I wasn't bothered by the parallels. (Honestly, I found The Giver distressing--whether because the protagonist is so young or because the community's members were so powerless...
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