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Likewise, her rule-breaking is rooted in a desire to do right in the world. The other characters are equally admirable.


Xander, in particular, manages to fiercely support Cassie even as she falls in love with another. Violence References to violence are minimal. It's the story of Cassia Reyes, a 17 year old girl living in a matched by ally conde Society, where culture has been uncluttered and there matched by ally conde only Songs, Books and Poems available to the population.

Officials control everyone's lives, deciding what they wear, who they love, where they work and when they die. Cassia is about to be Matched, a ceremony where 17 year old citizens meet their future spouse.


Cassia is Matched with Xander Carrow, her best friend, and she couldn't be happier. But when she views her match details on her microcard, it glitches and a face she recognises comes up on screen.

Matched by Ally Condie - review

He is Ky Markham, an Aberration who isn't eligible to be Matched. And when I say a long time, I mean a long, long time, so when I finally managed to read it I was beyond excited. After my high expectations, I found the beginning a little bit slow, but soon found myself submerged in the story of Cassia, Xander and Matched by ally conde.

The Green pill is a medication featured in the series.

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Once taken, it calms an individual immediately, if he or she has anxiety. Cassia is excited about their matched by ally conde together, although her excitement is tempered a bit by disappointment that she already knows everything about Xander and will not have the exciting experience of meeting him for the first time.

As the novel progresses, the Society is increasingly portrayed as dystopian. Families are provided with tasteless rationed food, controlled for calories and nutrition; there is strict population control, and every family has a "port" in their household - a two-way television that allows the government to monitor matched by ally conde behavior, as well as for them to respond to government questions.

The ports are also how people read microcards with stored information on them. All people are revealed to have to die on their 80th birthday - in order to make this matched by ally conde, the Society slowly starts to poison the seniors' food when they are reaching the end of their 79th year.

The Society has also decided that their former culture was too "cluttered" and thus eliminated most traces of culture, saving only of everything - the Hundred Poems, Hundred Paintings, Hundred Stories, Hundred Songs, etc. At night, citizens take turn with their family matched by ally conde wearing "data tags", which collect information on their dreams to help predict matched by ally conde behavior.

Every citizen must also carry three pills on them - one blue, one green, and one red - although initially it is not revealed what the tablets do.

Matched by Ally Condie – review

Cassia carries her pills in an 'artifact' - a possession from the past that was given to her by her grandfather - that used to be a powder compact used by her great-grandmother. People's actions are predicted using sophisticated psychological and statistical techniques, referred to as "sorting.

Cassia enjoys it, but notes that she does not want matched by ally conde sort real people - such as sorting them into jobs or Matches.

Matched by ally conde school and practicing her trade, Cassia returns home and decides to view the information about Xander on her microcard on the port. When she inserts the microcard, Xander's face pops up, but then the screen glitches and displays another face: Ky is an aberration, which is a person who has been revoked of citizen status.


Ky was adopted by his aunt and uncle, Aida and Patrick Markham, after their own son was killed by matched by ally conde dangerous Anomaly, an outcast member of society. Ky is good-looking, but he is very quiet and keeps to himself, having left school matched by ally conde to accept his work assignment at the nutrition disposal center, a notoriously difficult job.

The Official confides in Cassia that Ky is not meant to be Matched with anyone, as he is an Aberration:

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