Monday, November 22, 2010
I absolutely loved Matched! It is so different from anything else I have ever read. Ally Condie has done a fantastic job portraying a controlling society where free will is non-existent. It shows us what our lived could have been like. Matched had me hooked from the first page, reading this book was like entering a new world where everything you have learnt is useless and everything that happens surprises you over and over again. Not only was the plot/ storyline a whole new experience but reading the book itself was exciting because it was so unpredictable.
The characters were all very well brought out. Although I cannot possibly think of any way we can relate to them, the emotions they feel are common among us too, not only bringing readers closer the characters but letting us connect with them too.
Another highlight of the story was the cliff hanger ending. I usually frown upon abrupt endings because nothing really makes sense but in this case it was fantastic. It lets the readers in just enough to intrigue them and keep them in suspense, almost willing them to read the sequel!
Fantastic novel, refreshing new genre, amazingly talented author, a book you wouldn’t want to miss.
Badass Bookie xx