Matched by Allie Condie
In a "perfect" future society, the government controls absolutely everything. What you eat, what you wear, who you marry, when you marry, ect. When you're 17 years old, the society holds a "matching" ceremony for you, an event where they match you with the person that you will eventually marry. The society uses algorithms to find your perfect match, it's guaranteed you'll get along great, dating made easy, right? Not for Cassia. Cassia is both shocked and happy when she finds out that she's matched with her best friend since childhood, Xander. They give her a microchip that contains information about Xander that she's supposed to look at later. But when she does look at it, something extremely strange happens, something that's never happened before. Instead of Xander's face showing up on the computer screen, it's a different boy's, a boy Cassia recognizes as Ky Markham. Cassia is confused, shocked, and worried. A society Official tells Cassia that it was just a glitch in the system, Ky shouldn't even be in the matching system, she gives her a new microchip, and says she should just forget about it. But Cassia is too intrigued by this "glitch" to pretend like it never happened.
Matched is a great book, and very unique. It has a great plot with tons of twists and mysteries, and interesting characters. It's a real page-turner that you can't help but stay up late reading!
Book Review by Lindsay