MATCHED by Ally Condie Discussion and Spoilers

I decided to read MATCHED by Ally Condie after the great review by Kristen and hearing so many good things about it. And I am so glad I did because I absolutely loved it.

This is definitely one of my favorite books this year and I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out. But until then, I thought I would put together a fun little discussion to find out what you thought of the book.

[SPOILER Warning: For those who haven’t read the book yet, please be aware that this post will contain spoilers from the book including the ending. If you do not want to be spoiled I would suggest reading our review or the book or just reading the book itself and come back after to share your thoughts.]

I thought I would break this discussion into a few main sections that

To Be Matched Or Not To Be Matched

One of the most interesting thing I found in Matched, was the actual act of matching. While at first I thought how horrible it was you would get paired up with some random person based on what a computer think is your best match, the book actually made me think about the process in a whole different light. Why? Well, because the matching seems to be pretty damn accurate!

Technically Cassia gets matched with Ky, which we find out is really her match. But because Ky is an Aberration, Cassia is then matched with the second best person, Xander. Once again, an accurate pick.

And so this begs the question, if you had a choice would you get matched? Now, to make things harder for you, let’s say that the matching system is pretty accurate (like in the book). Would you want to be matched with someone you’re pretty much guaranteed to be totally in sync with, or would you rather take your chance and just go out there, have different experiences and whatever happens, happens?

I’ll admit, I always thought I would pick the latter, but now I’m not so sure. Of course, I think it’s good to have different experiences to really appreciate the good stuff, but I might eventually want to get matched, especially if I was unable to find the right person for me.

But that’s me, I curious as to how you thought about this whole matched situation.

Team Xander or Team Ky

So it seems that there is a trend now to always have some sort of love triangle and I won’t lie, I’m loving this trend. And so I have to ask, are you Team Xander or are you Team Ky?

I personally am Team Ky all the way, but I didn’t want to assume there wasn’t any Team Xander out there. And so if you are on Team Xander, I am curious to know why you think Cassia should have chosen him.

A Society Too Perfect?…

Matched also made me wonder if there was such a thing as a society too perfect? Because the society in Matched had a good idea, unfortunately they just took it too far. By trying to make things too perfect they took too much away from people and started their own demise.

So I ask you, do you think the society in Matched too perfect? Would you like to live in such a society?

Personally, I wouldn’t want to live in that society, however I do see some positive aspects to it.

“Do Not Go Gentle”

Any final thoughts on the book? Did you enjoy it as much as I did? Are you looking forward to the next book, Crossed?

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