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Jan 06 2012

Crossed by Ally Condie

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Penguin Books, 2011. ISBN 9780141333069.
(Age: 15+) Cassia lives in a world where everything is decided by a central ruling authority. The Society, as this authority is referred to, decrees which books one should read, the jobs that one should occupy and even selects the partner one should be matched with. Cassia risks everything when she defies the rules and falls in love with Ky. He has escaped to the wild frontiers beyond Society and Cassia is determined to find him. The world that Cassia discovers brings new challenges and Cassia is forced to reconsider her destiny.
Crossed is the second book in the Matched Trilogy. Readers who haven't read the first book will not be familiar with the unique setting and concepts that characterise this story. This makes the first few chapters a little challenging however it is well worth persevering with the sophisticated story. The reward is a fast paced, thrilling read and the anticipation of the final book, yet to come.
Tina Cain

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