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Title: Matched
Author: Ally Condie

I don't know about anypony else, but I have the dystopian fever I cannot get enough of stories like Divergent, Hunger Games, and The Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, my absolute favorite is Matched it captured my attention from even the cover. If you look at the cover it shows a girl trapped in a bubble. Ok, nothing to exiting, I mean she has a pretty dress on. Whatever, right? Wrong! The cover is an obvious metaphor it shows that Cassia is trapped inside the Society and is controlled by them. That is what caught my attention from the beginning, the fact that a girl is controlled by others and she has no way out. The other thing that caught was the first sentence,"Now that I've found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night?" It sent chills down my back and questions soaring through my eyes, was she confused? lost? hurt? All of those questions were answered throughout the story. One other thing about this story is that storied entertwined and you kind of have to loose yourself in the story of it all to actually uderstand it. So clear your schedule, pick up Matched from your local library, and get ready to get lost in this romance triangle known as Matched.