It’s a New Year, which means it’s time for some new features on the Ridley High School Library Blog! One of these is the new Book of the Week feature. Every week I’ll spotlight a new book that is SO worth reading! The inaugural Book of the Week is MATCHED by Ally Condie.
In the Society, the officials decide everything. Where you work. When you die. Even who you marry. 17-year old Cassia Reyes has always trusted their choices, so when she is matched with her best friend, Xander, she has no reason to question whether the Society really knows best. She knows that one day Xander will be the perfect husband for her. But when the face of another boy she knows quickly flashes on the Matching screen, Cassia starts to wonder if she belongs with Xander after all. Then, just before he dies, her grandfather teacher her part of a forbidden poem that begins, “Do not go gentle into that good night.” Cassia realizes that the poem has been banned because of its message to fight. Will she live the life that’s been assigned to her, or will she fight to follow her own path?
Read MATCHED by Ally Condie, available today in the library. It’s available on audiobook, too!