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Matched by Ally Condie


Matched

Ally Condie

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December 2010 Book of the Month.

Introducing a rare new talent and almost certainly one of the biggest Young Adult debuts of the year this is the first in an utterly compelling, visionary and imaginative series that is set to be a sensation. The book is already an international phenomenon with rights being sold in a fierce bidding war at auction in over twenty eight languages. Film rights have been snapped up by Disney. Set against the backdrop of a near-future society that prompts difficult questions about our own, it cleverly combines a completely page-turning plot with a devastating romance and it will leave you desperate to learn the fate of the star-crossed lovers. In a nutshell, Matched marks a new trend in teen publishing for dystopian fiction. Think Never Let Me Go meets The Handmaid's Tale for the iPod generation.

 



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Synopsis

Matched by Ally Condie

On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he's not. In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love. How many children they have. Where they work. When they die. But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own. And that's when her whole world begins to unravel...


About the Author

Ally Condie

Ally Condie is the author of the international bestseller MATCHED, and its sequel, CROSSED. MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten, named as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010, selected as the #1 Pick on the Winter Kid’s Indie Next List, and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly. In a starred review for the sequel, CROSSED, Kirkus called the Matched series an “addictive, layered dystopic trilogy.”

A former English teacher (who still keeps her license current, just in case!), she lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, writing, running, and listening to her husband play guitar.


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384 pages
Interest Age: from 12

Author
Ally Condie

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  • Fri, 25 Apr 2014 @ 03:54
    Next up on my bucket list: do a book signing in Las Vegas. And it's happening next Friday, May 2! More info here: http://t.co/oQQuXVfyVx
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    RT @RowdyGaines: This is not 2008 or even 2012...this is today! Michael and Ryan on @universalsports http://t.co/zwbqi20yPM http://t.co/QUi
  • Fri, 25 Apr 2014 @ 03:40
    Re: that last pic. I KNOW you can see me in the foreground, grinning like a fool. It was awesome. #bucketlist
  • Fri, 25 Apr 2014 @ 03:38
    I may have taken a day off work to watch someone REALLY AWESOME swim. Can you see him in the background? http://t.co/4QFAdfTu9O

Publisher
Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date
2nd December 2010

Categories
NewGen - YA Fiction
Books of the Month


ISBN
9780141333052
 



















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