| Seventeen-year-old Cassia Reyes is thrilled to learn that her perfect Match is her best friend and neighbor, Xander Carrow. But when Cassie later looks at her microcard about the Match, she sees for a moment the face of someone else, her friend Ky Markham. But Ky can't be her Match, he’s an Aberration. And besides she's already Matched with Xander.
Meanwhile, just before his scheduled death at age eighty, Cassie's grandfather asks her to bring her artifact when she visits, her compact that’s been passed down to her from her great-grandmother. Cassie's grandfather shows her the hidden compartment in the compact that has a paper with two poems on it.
These poems are not part of the One Hundred preserved by the Society, so it’s dangerous to have them. Cassie will get rid of them, but not before sharing them with Ky who has been made Cassie's hiking partner.
As Cassie gets to know Ky better, she'll start to wonder if the Society is really so perfect after all!
Matched by Ally Condie (Speak, 2010), 376 pages.
The Society has promised the boys in the Outer Provinces that after six months of fighting the Enemy, they'll come back as full citizens. But Ky and his new friend Vick know something . . . read more . . . .
Crossed (Matched, Book 2) by Ally Condie (Dutton Juvenile, 2011), 367 pages.