Posted on Jul 26th, 2011 by audra
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Want to win an autographed Advanced Readers Copy (ARC)/Galley of Crossed by Ally Condie? Here’s how you can win!

  • Comment on this entry and let us know what you love most about the Matched series so far.

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Contest is open to anyone- international fans can win too! Contest closes Friday, August 5th at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be announced Saturday, August 6th at 12:00PM PST. If we don’t hear back from the winner within 48 hours a new winner will be randomly chosen and notified.

This will be the first of many awesome giveaways leading up to the release of Crossed this November. Remember you can pre-order Crossed on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Indie Bound.

89 Responses to “Win a SIGNED copy of Crossed by Ally Condie”
Linda on 11-15-2011 at 12:47 am

I love how every sentece means something. Ally Condie doesn’t just slap down a sentece. All the senteces feel like they’ve been really thought about. I also love how almost nothing seems to last in Cassia’s world. The port paper, the artifacts. But what about the love she shares with Ky? Will that last? It makes you love what DOES stay. That’s the other thing about Matched that I love. It makes you think. It makes you question. It is a beautiful book.
I can’t wait for book three to come out!]

  

Rubi Herrera on 9-21-2011 at 12:25 am

These are the reasons I LOVE Matched (it’ll b kinda long hehe):
1. the love triangle is unique in a way that both boys have a sort of respect for each other and don’t do the usual jeolousy/fighting thing that usually goes on in this kind of book (with the exception of when Xander was a kid :D )
2. i LOVE how Xander stands by Cassie regardless of Ky being her obvious choice at the moment…it proves he is first and foremost her friend and that he loves her. it touched me, that is what i hated most about the ending of The Hunger Games, how close Gale and Katniss where and how after it all they just decided not to be a part of each others life! so i find Xander’s reaction very mature and amazing!
3. i also love how this dystopian series plot is unique as well! i mean, most of them have an obvious villian and you can SEE the flaws of the imaginated society, but in Matched, they all seem happy and content (mostly)…they society does seem to make the overall right choices for the people…not until she dug deeper did Cassia realize something may be wrong, almost evil, and that’s the mystery that draws us all in :) it’s incredible! there isn’t all that much action and drama or supernatural things going on, but the story still appeals and draws me in…i think that’s the very reason it draws me in…it allows me to relate to the characters more and reminds me of the world i live in today, in the seemly free and perfect country of the US of A, in which there are more things wrong in our society that seems possible in our times, but we just make ourselves blind to it so we can keep living our comfortable lives no matter what “small” freedoms we give up 4 “safty”
4. the covers are beautiful! hehe can’t wait 2 see the 3rd 1! and see Cassia free of the small bubble she’s been trapped in, giving me hope 2 do the same

  

Mahnoor W on 9-11-2011 at 6:36 am

Matched has become one of my favorite books. Ally Condie has some amazing writing skills. The story was enthralling, i couldn’t stop reading. I loved another amazing love story with a twist. Ally has an a beautiful imagination.

  

luisa on 9-10-2011 at 8:24 pm

Seven reasons I love “Matched”:
1. The quiet, measured, lyrical first-person narration, which fits in perfectly as the inner voice of a creative, introspective girl like Cassia.
2. The suspense achieved, without a single gunshot or drop of blood, by the constant pressure Cassia and Ky are subjected to.
3. There are no easy answers. The Society, unlike some dystopias, is not evil; its citizens’ lives are controlled, but genuinely safe, healthy and contented, which makes it all the harder to resist its control. Cassia’s choice is between the collective good and personal freedom, and there are sacrifices to be made either way.
4. Ky, who turns mediocrity into an art form. It takes a lot of skill to make a character like that interesting, but Ms. Condie did it – she shows just how hard he works, that blending in is a matter of survival. His past in the Outer Provinces, when he reveals it to Cassia, makes him all the more sympathetic.
5. Xander’s secret concerning the red pills, which proves that he’s not a perfect golden boy after all, but a flawed human being who learns from his mistakes.
6. This story acknowledges the power of poetry – to express complex thoughts in simple, beautiful language; to communicate with a loved one; even to change lives. As a creative writing student, that really touched me.
7. I read dystopian novels partly because of my parents, who grew up in Socialist East Germany. Books like “Matched” help me understand a little of what they went through: the censorship of art and free speech, the constant surveillance, the lack of travel opportunities, the propaganda. It’s frightening to remember that totalitarian societies don’t only exist in fiction, but this also means that the more people read books like “Matched”, “The Hunger Games”, “Uglies” etc. and are moved by them, the better the chances of real-life oppression coming to an end.

  

Savannah Ames on 8-12-2011 at 6:17 pm

I loved the book matched because it takes place in the future. i also loved it because Ally Condie keeps the book gooing an events happen that you wouldnt even guess.Tthis book is not boring and I read it in two and a half hours.

  

Christine Pardee on 8-9-2011 at 5:08 am

I loved Matched so much. I think what I love most about it is the love story between Cassia and Ky. With such a strict and structured life, Cassia feels as though there is more for her than what a computer tells her. I love the way she falls for Ky and how special their meetings are. I also love Cassia’s grandfather. I am so excited for Crossed I can hardly stand it!

  

Emma on 8-9-2011 at 4:24 am

So who won the contest!?!?!?

  

Susan on 8-5-2011 at 6:40 pm

I think the thing I love most so far about the series is the style of writing. It seems so very poetic and flows so well throughout the entire book. It was really hard to put the book down once I started reading. It’s a beautifully told story and I can’t wait to read Crossed!

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Zara on 8-5-2011 at 6:07 pm

my favorite part of the book so far was Cassia and Kys last trip up the hill toghether it was so emotional it made me want to cry. cant wait the see what happens in the next book

  

Amanda on 8-5-2011 at 5:44 pm

I like the realness of the characters. I like Cassia’s thoughtfulness of her actions, she isn’t jumping in to anything, everything is thought out. Then she does whatever with an understanding of what the consequences will be.

  

Mitchii on 8-5-2011 at 3:17 pm

I like the subtlety, the premise, the characters and the romance. It was for me, beautifully written. I like how this book takes everything delicately but with undeniable depth.

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Mandy on 8-5-2011 at 2:25 pm

The book was awesome love the setup of the setting.

  

Lyse on 8-5-2011 at 8:18 am

What I love of Matched is its plot, is not a common love history that we could see in another books for teens, it’s a really beautiful story that teaches us many things besides love, also to overcome and having the strength to combat the problems.

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Lauren G. on 8-4-2011 at 10:12 pm

What I love most about Matched is the dynamic between the characters and how different the Society is compared to the setting in other dystopian novels.

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Fatima A. on 8-4-2011 at 8:36 pm

The one thing I love about matche is the thought and care put into writing the book while I know my chances are slim here it is. All that thought and care put into makes me feel like it was for me therefore making me feel special and all warm inside when I read this book. Thats what I love most the feeling I get when I read this book.

  

Danielle on 8-4-2011 at 8:08 pm

I love they way the story has a bit of everything, theres love, mystery, rebellion and lots more. I love the contast between Ky and Xander, Cassia knows everything about Xander but little about Ky, Ky is quiet and has a big past wheras Xander has had the average life and is more outspoken.

Can’t wait for November 1st, it’s too long to wait, I went crazy when I realised she wouldn’t find Ky again at the end of the book,i don’t know what to expect and i love that about matched, but i would never be able to live like that with a strict curfew and rules and all my choices chosen for me, theres no fun in life that way.

  

Regina Peters on 8-4-2011 at 2:35 pm

Seven reasons I love “Matched”:
1. The quiet, measured, lyrical first-person narration, which fits in perfectly as the inner voice of a creative, introspective girl like Cassia.
2. The suspense achieved, without a single gunshot or drop of blood, by the constant pressure Cassia and Ky are subjected to.
3. There are no easy answers. The Society, unlike some dystopias, is not evil; its citizens’ lives are controlled, but genuinely safe, healthy and contented, which makes it all the harder to resist its control. Cassia’s choice is between the collective good and personal freedom, and there are sacrifices to be made either way.
4. Ky, who turns mediocrity into an art form. It takes a lot of skill to make a character like that interesting, but Ms. Condie did it – she shows just how hard he works, that blending in is a matter of survival. His past in the Outer Provinces, when he reveals it to Cassia, makes him all the more sympathetic.
5. Xander’s secret concerning the red pills, which proves that he’s not a perfect golden boy after all, but a flawed human being who learns from his mistakes.
6. This story acknowledges the power of poetry – to express complex thoughts in simple, beautiful language; to communicate with a loved one; even to change lives. As a creative writing student, that really touched me.
7. I read dystopian novels partly because of my parents, who grew up in Socialist East Germany. Books like “Matched” help me understand a little of what they went through: the censorship of art and free speech, the constant surveillance, the lack of travel opportunities, the propaganda. It’s frightening to remember that totalitarian societies don’t only exist in fiction, but this also means that the more people read books like “Matched”, “The Hunger Games”, “Uglies” etc. and are moved by them, the better the chances of real-life oppression coming to an end.

  

Sarah on 8-4-2011 at 2:26 pm

I love Matched because I just love getting into series like this! It helped me with my post-Potter depression. I can’t wait for Crossed or the movie! (And I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but the covers of Matched and Crossed are SICK and so are the books so there haha)

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Rajshree on 8-4-2011 at 2:19 pm

I love the books!!!!

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Raven on 8-4-2011 at 1:02 pm

I loved Ky! I liked the ending of Matched a lot, but was sad that I had to wait for Crossed. I love tragic, sweet romances. I want more dystopian!

  

Bengta on 8-4-2011 at 12:30 pm

Matched is more than just another dystopian world.It shows us on which way we are,when we don’t stop the surveillance state.Matches show us how it would be,when everything you do is planned by a society.
But also there is friendship and love,which survives the hardest times and that makes Matched so special.You don’t only read the story.You’re in this story and fight together with Cassia,Ky and Xander!

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Jamie on 8-4-2011 at 6:39 am

I LA-LA-LA-LOVE the Matched series so far. There are so many great things about it, it’s hard to pick just one, but if I had to pick one thing it would have to be the love triangle! Love triangles are always so fun to me to read about! I loved Matched and I am so anxious to get my hands on Crossed already!
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Megan on 8-4-2011 at 5:53 am

Hi! I love the series because it is dystopian, and I absolutely love dystopian worlds. I’ve always found them interesting, and the Matched series is definitely one of my favorites. It’s fascinating learning about this world in which no one makes their decisions. And I love Cassia’s perseverance. She’s not going to let them just decide her future, and split her from the one she loves. The romance is awesome to boot! I just love the series. I can’t WAIT to read Crossed and I would really be honored to win a signed copy! Thanks for this contest, it’s truly amazing!

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Grace S. on 8-4-2011 at 4:05 am

MATCHED IS TOO AMAZING TO DESCRIBE IN ONE COMMENT. Shall I begin? MATCHED is so awesome, it deserves to have a poem written about it! If we had to pick 100 Books like they did in MATCHED, MATCHED is so awesome that they would put a MATCHED 100 times. MATCHED is amazing, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, awesome, terrific, fabulous, fun, crazy, special, intense, lovely, stunning, beautiful, well-written and AMAZING!!!!

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Alicia on 8-4-2011 at 4:00 am

Dystopia has always been a special part of my literary life, and Matched was no exception! I absolutely love Cassia’s free-spirit and her sense of righteousness. Not to mention Xander is an absolute sweetheart (even though he’s not the main love interest!) I can’t WAIT to find out what happens next!

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Daniella on 8-4-2011 at 3:27 am

Matched- is an inspiring trilogy.
The way Cassia’s willing to fight for the unthinkable in her Society is unlike any other story I have read; she doesn’t only fight for love but for freedom. I’ve read many books before where the main character’s eyes are glazed in love, their mind tainted in the obsession to be with the one they love unconditionally- but Cassia realizes that love is an emotion that she can hardly control in some way, and she finally understands that everything the Society is, is unnatural and maybe, just maybe, wrong in a sense. She knows she must have the right of choice, correct? Cassia knows she isn’t just some hormonal teenager with her eyes glazed in the syrup of love or seeing through contacts made by Cupid himself. She has flushed her eyes clean and free of the syrup of ‘obedience’ and ‘order’, and removed the contacts that were made to blind the sight of choice, creativity, – and humanity itself. Matched, truly, changed my point of view.

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Rosa on 8-3-2011 at 9:57 pm

It’s really hard to put my finger on what I love about Matched. I love how Cassia truly learns about the people around her in a way she never would have before. The dystopian world Ally Condie created has much in common with others, yet it is so different. I also love how everyone has a goo side and a bad side, and no one is strictly one or the other.

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Lisa! on 8-3-2011 at 9:16 pm

My favorite part of Matched is when Ky teaches Cassie how to write in secret. So dangerous and alluring at the same time!

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Kayla on 8-2-2011 at 3:22 pm

Hey I found Matched at Deseret Book in Salt Lake City on a trip, and immediately fell in love with the story. I am Team Ky, and rooting for the fall of the Society!!!

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Megzarooni on 8-2-2011 at 3:13 am

I really love leaning about Cassia’s world (the Society) as well as her watching how she and her relationship with Ky grow throughout the novel.

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Brandee S on 8-2-2011 at 3:12 am

I love Cassia’s conversation with her grandfather. It was a precious part of the book.

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Brodie on 8-2-2011 at 2:44 am

Ally clearly cherishes the gift of words as much as Cassia, because Matched is beautifully written and the story compelling. I’m so excited to see where it’s headed next!

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HD on 8-2-2011 at 1:22 am

What I love most about Matched is that it attacks the subject of love without bei overbearing and childish!

  

Alicia on 8-1-2011 at 4:40 am

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Alicia on 8-1-2011 at 4:40 am

I love the Matched series because the premise of the story really isn’t about the romance or even the adventure Cassia embarks on. It’s about discovering who you are and what you want out of life, not what others say you should want.

  

Jessica @ Books: A true story on 7-31-2011 at 11:43 pm

I love the world that she created. It’s awesome and haunting and so thought provoking.

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kristina shields on 7-31-2011 at 8:48 pm

Ky is just plain awesome! Love their relationship together and cant wait to read the sequel!

  

Gabriele on 7-31-2011 at 6:21 pm

The thing that i most love about Matched is that it tells how far true love brigs people.Matched show us that the society is always going to try to tell us what we should do,feel and think,but it also shows that we are strog to fight for what we want and really feel and think if the ones that we love support us.Matched show us that we can believe in our dreams.
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Megan on 7-31-2011 at 3:16 pm

I love reading YA lit so I can talk about it with my students. Matched was definitely a must read, a book I will suggest to my students, and I couldn’t put it down! I read this book in 24 hours… the relationship between Cassia and Ky was so realistic!

  

Deb on 7-31-2011 at 1:50 pm

I really loved Matched because it made me cry(and if a book make u cry it means that u really loved it) and showed me a lot of things,like how much things from the past are important.I also loved how Ally describes everything,especially the way Cassia & Ky fall in love(the excursions have been described so well!
Finally,I want to say that this book is fantastic,and I will always love this trilogy<3

  

Celeste on 7-31-2011 at 3:27 am

The reason i loved the matched series so far is because it sort of shows real life just in a new way and in a better more advanced way. The society kind of shows how the future hopes to look like to! I love this book its sooo creative in so many different ways.

  

Selena on 7-30-2011 at 7:15 pm

What I love is how this story if about standing up on what you believe in and I just love the characters in general. Can’t wait for the next book!!!

  

Jessica on 7-29-2011 at 5:34 pm

I love Matched. It feels so much like my life. Her relationship with Ky is so real and involved. I envy it and every time I reread to book, I pretend that I am in the book. I love how strong Cassia is from being able to think for herself. I love that her grandfather, even though dead, is still able to help her. So is guess after rambling, my favorite part of the book are the strong relationships that Cassia has with every one around her.

  

Michael Joseph Nogoy on 7-29-2011 at 2:29 pm

what i like about matched? i love its cover designs, i love how poetry and other literary genres were used as a primary issue in the Society, I love Cassia Maria Reyes, I love how everything turned out in the end of matched. So basically, I just love the whole book :)

  

Jennifer Stone on 7-29-2011 at 11:30 am

I loved everything about Matched, but the thing I loved the most was Cassia for having the strength to question the Society.

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Gabriella on 7-29-2011 at 8:12 am

Wow. What do I love about Matched? Well, I loved the way it was written. the cover, Ky, the concept of the pills, Ky, the world building, Ky, the mystery of Ky’s past and Ky.

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Abbey on 7-29-2011 at 2:27 am

I loved Matched because it’s all about fighting for what you care about. I’m really excited to see what the Officials REALLY had to do with Ky being “accidentally” Matched with Cassia (whose name I love!).
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steffy2106 on 7-28-2011 at 9:44 pm

I just LOVED Ky!! I love the stuggle between him and Cassia.

  

Ayana on 7-28-2011 at 5:52 pm

I loved the love triangle in Matched, as well as the reminders to not just take what life gives you, but to truly live with abandon.

  

Paula on 7-28-2011 at 2:43 pm

I love that Cassia is a smart, questioning girl….that she doesn’t just follow the crowd. I can’t wait to read Crossed.

  

Carina Olsen on 7-28-2011 at 12:50 pm

I would love to win this! So much. :) Thank you for the chance. <3 Hmm, my favorite part.. That's hard. But all my favorite parts is with Ky :) Love him the most. <3 Can't pick just one moment, so I just pick Ky. If that is allowed? Hih (A)
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Kaity on 7-28-2011 at 5:50 am

I loved Matched for its uniqueness. Because dystopia is becoming such a popular genre, a lot of books are being published and quite a few of them are very similar. Matched stood out from the rest and took my breath away.

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Asenath on 7-28-2011 at 3:19 am

I thought the ending of Matched was brilliant–the scene with the train was so powerful. I also really like the 1984 vibe, and I’ll be interested to see just how much The Society is in control.

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Nicole_Steinhardt123 on 7-28-2011 at 2:30 am

What I love about Matched so far is the visual experience it shows. I can imagine every detail so clear, it’s mind-blowing. And the story, oh the story, of Cassia and Ky’s love… there is nothing to describe how mesmerizing and beautiful their love is. It just blooms throughout the book like a rose blooms in spingtime. Yet how Cassia betrayed her bestfriend AND match… adds a huge spin. This book trilogy is a swirling romance.

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Natalie L. on 7-27-2011 at 10:01 pm

My favorite part about the Matched series is that Cassia wants to go against The Society, and there set of rules. And how she questions them and how there doing things because of what happened with her match. She feels that people should be able to do what they want when they want and not be controlled by the Society. And I think that this feeling is true within all of the people within the Society, but people are to afraid to speak out against what they think is wrong. And I love how Cassia isn’t afraid to question things. So I can’t wait to see how she develops further into this wonderful, different from anyone else, and inquisitive personality that she started to grow into in the first book.

  

Jase on 7-27-2011 at 7:09 pm

My favorite part of the series is probably Xander. Found myself relating to him the most because of personal experience. The whole world that Condie envisioned is fantastic. I eagerly await Crossed.

  

Angela on 7-27-2011 at 7:08 pm

I would really like to win CROSSED. I have 2! copies of MATCHED and have read it about 10 times…… I absolutely love the way Cassia realizes that the Society isn’t at all that perfect and can’t read how the series will proceed! I also love the covers!!!! That dress!!!
I’ll keep my fingers CROSSED!

  

.Ambur. on 7-27-2011 at 6:59 pm

There were a lot of things that I loved in Matched. I loved Cassia discovering the poem that was kept in her artifact and how Ky helped her learn to write her name. I loved Cassia discovering that her world wasn’t as perfect as it appeared. Cassia’s growth was definitely my favourite part. I loved how she uncovered various things that let her see that everything wasn’t so perfect, and how she tried to make a difference. I can’t wait to see where this all gets her in Crossed! I’m so excited to read it! Thanks for the chance to win a signed copy of Crossed! :D

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Heather robbins on 7-27-2011 at 5:51 pm

I love the whole world she has created! Ky is just awesome too

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Vivien on 7-27-2011 at 5:22 pm

I loved the unique dystopian word she created. I loved every minute of it and can’t wait to get back into it! Plus, I have questions that need to be answered!!

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kathy on 7-27-2011 at 4:57 pm

I love the writing in the books, and how clean they are. It’s great that they’re interesting enough to keep my attention but not full of anything that would keep me from having my nieces read it.
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Traci on 7-27-2011 at 3:47 pm

The relationship she has with her friends and family. They are close and unique!

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Katelyn Runowiecki on 7-27-2011 at 3:04 pm

I read Matched for a book club and could not put it down!!!!!!!! On my top five all time fav books ( it’s hard to get on a my top 50 let alone my top 5, I read that much.) ;-) +1 twitter follow +1 twitter retweet.

  

Alisa Reber on 7-27-2011 at 2:54 pm

my favorite part of matched was the phrase she learns “do not go gentle” until i read this book they were just four random words linked together to make a phrase. but after reading this book i feel that those four words have much more meaning to them. I love how i can relate to the way cassia feels and how this phrase gives her and i hope. I am looking to get a tattoo of this. do not go gentle is a way of sticking up fro what you believe in and not going down without a fight. Cassia has helped me relate to many things in my life. I love the fact that Ally Condie can use a story like this to inspire young readers like myself. I can truly say that even though the world of matched is fiction. it had helped me to “not go gentle” in reality. this book is truly remarkable.

  

Doris on 7-27-2011 at 2:52 pm

I love everything about Matched, the characters, the world that Ally created, and especially the poems. The poems are amazing.

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Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) on 7-27-2011 at 2:22 pm

I love the world that was created. There is such a fight for everything. That and I really enjoy the love triange :)

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Jessica S. on 7-27-2011 at 2:19 pm

The handwriting lessons were my favorite part of Matched. Imagining a world without cursive seemed so far-fetched (though it looks like that might be coming true sooner than I thought). I also loved how much Cassia loved her green dress :)

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Christina G on 7-27-2011 at 1:57 pm

I love Cassia’s growth, determination, and strength.

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Amy @ bookgoonie on 7-27-2011 at 1:37 pm

I really like Ky. How he blended in for so long then it changed for him. The controversy of being matched with your best friend. Great love triangle.

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Anna Sindt on 7-27-2011 at 1:31 pm

I love that Ally Condie wrote a story that keeps you interested! Can’t wait to see what happens next in Crossed=)

  

Maidenveil on 7-27-2011 at 1:26 pm

I love that this series is very smart, playing on what it means to have choices in life, love, and society.

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Neil Raz on 7-27-2011 at 1:26 pm

I love how Matched strongly portrays that feelings toward another person should not be ignored and that you should fight for the one you love no matter the odds

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Geraldine on 7-27-2011 at 1:18 pm

I love the whole Ky-Xander-Cassia love triangle. And the unexpected twists and turns of the story! :D

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Jeannette on 7-27-2011 at 1:14 pm

I love that Cassia was the model citizen and perfectly content with her society…until Ky came along and made her question everything. And not only that, but her grandfather made her question the society’s actions, as well. I can’t wait to see where Ally Condie takes this amazing story.

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Rachelle H on 7-27-2011 at 12:56 pm

I love Ky. He’s so complicated and he’s just been through so much. I really hope Cassia and Ky end up together because she’s been through and is probably going to go through a lot for him. I just can’t wait to read more about their journey! :)

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Kerry Vaughan on 7-27-2011 at 12:48 pm

What I love the most about the matched series is the way it captures the dystopian theme, and the fact that the people in charage are not afraid to let Cassia know what they’ve been doing like they’re invincible in some way. It’s going to make the revolution and their downfall that much better.

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Jess (The Cozy Reader) on 7-27-2011 at 12:41 pm

Opps! I retweeted the wrong tweet in my entry.

I Retweeted the correct link this time. :)

  

Jess (The Cozy Reader) on 7-27-2011 at 12:34 pm

My favorite thing about this series is that Matched touched me. I thought about the book for several weeks after finishing it and I continue to think about it at times even now. For a book to have an impact such as that makes it worthy in my eyes of being a favorite series of mine.

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Kathleen on 7-27-2011 at 4:40 am

I loved the book so much that I stayed up all night and finished it in my first sitting. Since then I have been suggesting it to all of the teens who come in to the library where I work. Everyone (Regardless of what type of fiction they usually read) has found something to love in Matched. We are all eagerly anticipating the release of Crossed! I love that the book combines romance, strong character development, and a really detailed dystopian society.

  

Emily on 7-27-2011 at 3:27 am

I came across the book from a friend. I saw the cover and wanted to read it instantly! My favorite part of the Matched series so far is that it takes you on an emotional journey with Cassia. It makes you feel like you are Cassia. It keeps you hanging on, wondering “What’s going to happen next?!” The plot between Cassia and Ky is brilliant! It is an amazing book and Ally Condie is an amazing writer! I can NOT wait for Crossed to come out!

  

Xander on 7-27-2011 at 1:37 am

My first encounter with the Matched series was the book promo on youtube. I loved it, read the book and was taken by how interesting the characters are and of course that ending!!! cant wait to see the whole Xander vs Ky feelings for Cassia ~ and of course I love an underdog so Team Xander :)

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Ayra on 7-26-2011 at 9:23 pm

There are many things/reasons to love the Matched sereies. :)
First and foremost, the COVERS. They are absolutely gorgeous.
Second, Cassia. She may be one of my favorite heroines of all the YA books I’ve read.
Third, the guys. :) I so loved BOTH of them. Well, I loved Xander a bit more tho. But seriously, if I was Cassia, I wouldn’t know what to do. I mean, I’d give anything to have someone like either one of them. lol.
When I picked up the book, I didn’t really know what to expect. Yeah I knew about the Society thing and the predetermined matches, but I did not expect that I would love the book that much.
I can’t wait for the second book. :D I hope I win it. :)

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Joely on 7-26-2011 at 4:56 pm

One reason I love the Matched series so much is that the forbidden romance and the government corruption. For some reason I love reading about governments that are corrupt,I guess I’m just weird like that :)

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Jessika on 7-26-2011 at 4:35 pm

What I love most about the Matched series is that it is written where I really get into it and feel for the characters. It has been awhile since I read a book like that.

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Adriana on 7-26-2011 at 3:16 pm

I love the way Cassia and Ky fall in love. Their secret meetings in the hill. The love they feel is stronger than anything the society can put them thru and they are meant to be together even thought they are being separated. Its very special that Xander still helps Cassia out even though he is going to lose her to Ky. The challenge the official puts on Cassia and how the society is created gives this book so much impact.

  

Dayanara Ryelle on 7-26-2011 at 3:04 pm

I love how Matched is completely and utterly different from dystopian books like “The Giver”. I am SOO excited to read Crossed! Thank you for the chance to enter!

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Annette on 7-26-2011 at 2:54 pm

My grand-daughter was reading this book when I visited her a few months ago. She gave it to me and I just couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait to read “Crossed.”

  

Jaime on 7-26-2011 at 2:49 pm

I love the dystopian world that Ally Condie created in the society and the fight for independence and the suspense…all of this while growing up and discovering love makes for an intriguing story! I cannot wait to see what happens next!

  

Runa on 7-26-2011 at 2:06 pm

My favorite part of the Matched series so far is the budding revolution. I can’t *wait* to see how that develops!

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