(A.K.A. Life After the Hunger Games: Part Three)
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Well, my friends, it’s been found: a post-apocalyptic dystopian teen romance trilogy with a wholly satisfying third installment. I’ll tell you the truth, I hardly dared to hope – but it has been found.
Welcome to the world of the Matched trilogy, by Ally Condie. The first book, Matched, is an intriguing mash-up of Lois Lowry’s The Giver and the reality TV show The Bachelor. The premise: our heroine, Cassia, is attending her Matching Ceremony Banquet – the single most important ceremony within the Society. All young people in the Society attend such a banquet during their 17th year. Girls are able to choose one of several Society owned gowns, dessert (a known but rarely experienced luxury) is served, and Matches (citizens’ researched and carefully chosen future mates) are revealed. Matches are optimally paired for success, contentment, and longevity, and Cassia has been eagerly looking forward to this night. Her match is unusual, but not disappointing: a boy she already knows, from her own city, one of her close friends. Continue reading “The Trilogy Grail Achieved”