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Review: Crossed by Ally Condie

About a hundred thousand years ago, (or maybe it was February) I reviewed Matched by Ally Condie. And now, a flobbity jillion years later (or so it seems) I'm reviewing the sequel, Crossed.

I liked Matched and now I liked Crossed, but they're very different books.  I think it's often the nature of the beast with a sequel, that it can seem so different from it's predecessor.  And that's how I feel about these two books.

Matched is a story about a girl who loves two boys and can't quite chose between them. But that's ok, because she has a family that loves her and she's young and she has her whole life ahead of her and it will all work out in the end.  Crossed takes that story and turns it on it's ear.  Suddenly Cassia is alone in the great wide wilderness and she needs to find Ky.  She has no support system, no sense of a foundation, but this isn't a bad thing.

Cassia has to stand on her own two feet and make decisions.  It's an interesting story when she's making her own choices, good or bad.  I don't know that I would say I love this book, but I can't wait for the third in the trilogy!

And in case you want a quick refresher on Matched, here's a rating on it by Clare M.

Cover-10
Characters-9
Plot-9
Conflict-10
Theme- 9
Style-8
Setting-10
Ending-1
Believability-10
General Awesomeness-9.5
 

Total- 85.5, a solid B+ effort!


1 comment - Last on 01/06/2012

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Hi, I am a 13 year old girl who just finished Crossed by Ally Condie.  I really liked this book and I thought it was suspensful and mysterious.  It was all about adventure and a futuristic society filled with myterious govenrment and controlled people.  I thought it was totally different from Matched, but Crossed had more action and adventure, whereas, Matched dealt with love and society.  I would recommend this book for ages 13-16 and it is a book that makes you think about things and it is a complex series.

I can't wait for the third book!





 
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