Saturday, October 23, 2010
This is the story about Cassia, a 17 year old girl who has just attended her matching banquet, a night she has been waiting with for her whole life. Her best friend,Xander, shows up on the screen that night, her companion for life and someone she actually knows. But when she pulls up the file provided to her by the Society, she sees another face, of another boy she knows, Ky. It is a mistake that the Society shouldn't have made. Now Cassia is faced with an issue - keep doing whatever the Society has told her she must do, or follow her feelings, curiousities and follow her own desires.
What a great book. There is a reason it is getting the hype - Ally's writing ability to capture the characterization of Cassia is superb. The Society is captured in a way that makes readers recall the reading experiences of other distopian books, but is absolutely unique in the depiciton. I felt like I could understand this society very well, how they acted, protocols, etc. In short, this book is delightful, a great story, fantastic characters who I love and I can't wait for the next one.