Matched is a story about Cassia, a teenager in the Society, that gets Matched to her best friend but when the micro card glitches and she sees another boy she starts to fall in love with him instead of her true match. When one of them is sent away she finds the truth of the Society. She swears to find him and is sent from her home to a work camp.
Cassia is a teenager who lives in the Society. The Society is a perfect town. The officials decide where you work, who you love, and when you die. Cassia is Matched to her best friend but, when her micro-card glitches she sees another boy. She finds out she loves the second boy more than the first. When she is torn between the two boys she starts to rebel against the Society. When she kisses the second boy, she finds out that he is being sent to a camp to work until he dies. The second boy teaches her how to write before he goes. She swears to find him as he boards the ship.
Matched is a marvelous story full of adventure and surprises. I would recommend it for ages 10+. I think Ally Condie had the idea of teaching us that we shouldn't let people take control over our creativity and personality. I believe that Matched is the best realistic fiction book I have ever read. If you like rules, rebellion, and trust this is the book for you. You can find the other two books in the trilogy at almost every single library in your area. Once you start you can't stop.