Coach Alexandrea J's Reading Nook

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Matched was a Perfect Match! :)

Matched  - Ally Condie

As I said in my previous post, I am going to follow SuperSushiPizza's lead on this & use her review guidelines to review my books.


The best thing about this book was: How easy to get into this book it was. Often times, I have to push through the first 2-4 chapters before I can really get into the book but this book had me immediately hooked. I also really enjoyed how smoothly the transitions were within Cassia, it was realistic and honest. She didn't move from noticing that something was wrong with the system to all of a sudden becoming the hero in two seconds. You literally saw her thought process and you saw how the bravery within her was slowly & naturally beginning to blossom. I loved the progression.


The worst thing about this book was: I honestly can't think of something bad....the writing was great, the story line was amazing and sadly...realistic.


This book made me feel: happy, fulfilled, hopeless, hopeful, excited, eager to read again, sad, frustrated with the way the society was, brave.


I would recommend this book to: 15+ and people who enjoyed the complexity of the world in The Hunger Games


Addictiveness(scale of 1-10 with 10 being incredibly addictive): I would give it a 8, I definitely was thinking about it and dreaming about it and finished it within a week because I couldn't put it down. It would've been sooner if I wasn't working. :)


Re-readability (scale of 1-10 with 10 being definitely re-readable): 7, I actually think I would re read it but right now I am just obsessed with getting Crossed (the second book)!

Currently reading

I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame
Brené Brown
Ally Condie
Progress: 30/367 pages