“What an amazing book!!!!! But the ending was kind of crappy. But I still love it!”Juliet R wrote this review Thursday, March 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Matched is a wonderfully written story about a time and society where officials make all the decisions for the people who live there in order to protect them. This story reminds me a lot of "The Giver" as with age job assignments are given as are their "matches" for who they will marry.”Mrs. Sutcliffe wrote this review Thursday, March 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“not jus another teen love story , it had a lot of depth... the longing and passion between the main characters is shown mostly through words and looks alone.. but it felt stronger than actions.....”pavithra m wrote this review Thursday, March 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was really excited to read this book because the premise sounded so good. This society was such an interesting idea. A utopia of sorts where everything was supposed to be the best and there is so no distress or problems. Unfortunately it also made the characters very hard to relate to because they were so flat and without passion in the beginning. As Cassia began to rebel against her world she became more interesting, but I still wasn't really that invested in the story. My biggest problem was that I didn't get into the romance between her and Ky. I actually liked Xander soo much better! The romance with Ky was really the focus of the books so since I wasn't a fan of him, I didn't like it as much.
I wish the author had revealed more of how they live in this world. That was the really interesting part of the book. ”
“Cassia has always left thinking up to the society. Excited for her matching banquet, Cassia is surprised to find that there are two faces that come up on her screen. Told to marry one and forget the other seems the logical thing to do until she realizes that her heart is not where it should be. This book is about the awakening of desires to create, having a choice, finding words/language, and following the heart.
For me this book rivaled the Hunger Games. It is based on the similar premise of a society in control and the people are forced to do what is expected or face repercussions. It has spirited, smart characters who are going to try to fight back in their own way. It is intriguing and left me looking forward to her next book where I believe it will dive deeper with more excitement.”
“i love it torn between love and law”Little Miss Sunshine wrote this review Wednesday, March 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm only on chapter 2, and already I can tell this is a COMPLETE knock-off of The Hunger Games, minus the actual Hunger Games.
The Society=The Capitol
City Hall=Justice Building
Conflict between Xander and Ky=Conflict between Gale and Peeta (although I can already tell this aspect is going to be more Twilight-esque with Edward/Jacob than HG with Gale/Peeta)
The Society picking their 'Match' for them=The Capitol running their lives and forcing them into the Hunger Games.
Match Banquet=Ceremony for the tributes
Cassia's compact "relic"=Katniss's Mockingjay pin "token".
I realize it is the same genre, futuristic and all that, and even though I saw similarities between Hunger Games and Uglies, could it BE ANY MORE OBVIOUS that the plot of Matched is ripped from Hunger Games. New SMeyer?
I will continue reading and give this a fair shot and see if it is still like the Hunger Games...”
“Favourite book ever. Ending was lame but still decent. Can't wait for part 2”Sacora from Club BSG wrote this review Tuesday, March 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was amazing. it really reminded me of the book The Giver, which i'm reading right now in class. ”M wrote this review Tuesday, March 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was disappointed in this book. The idea was so interesting but it isn't very well written or explored. The middle was so slow, it couldn't hold my interest. It is obviously set up for a sequel. It seems to try too hard to be an "important, social commentary" that is doesn't entertain very well.”Connie R wrote this review Tuesday, March 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No