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Book Review: Reached by Ally Condie

Dec 27, 2012

The bestselling Matched Trilogy comes to an end in Reached by Ally Condie. Kidzworld has the book review.

The Rising

As the Rising begins their rebellion against the Society, Cassia, Ky and Xander are all separated. Cassia is in the Capital, away from her family and the people she loves. Xander is working as a physic, treating patients with the plague, which was released by the Rising in the hopes that the Society’s inability to cure it would cause citizens to switch their alliances. Ky is working as a pilot for the Rising, delivering crates of the cure to care facilities around the country.

The Love Triangle

Ky yearns to see Cassia, and Cassia feels the same way. But then there’s Xander, Cassia’s best friend growing up, and one of her two matches. He’s still in love with Cassia even though her feelings have changed. In order to move on, Xander must throw himself into his work or find someone new to capture his heart.

The Plague

Just when it looks like the Rising will succeed, the plague begins to mutate and their cure stops working. The physics struggle to keep people alive, but the challenge is becoming more and more difficult. Frantic, the Pilot (the leader of the Rising) brings Cassia, Ky and Xander together in the hopes that they’ll find a new cure, one that will be effective against the mutation and get rid of the plague once and for all.

The Bottom Line

Reached is a somewhat disappointing conclusion to the Matched trilogy. The first book was so strong, while this one seemed to have a lot of dead space. If the editors had removed one third of the content before the three main characters finally came together, the book would have felt more action packed. Fortunately, the story summed up nicely with a satisfying finish. Too bad the rest of the book didn’t measure up.

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flowers03

flowers03 wrote:

I have read them. I enjoy Ally Condie books and hope that she writes another series. If...
commented: Fri Oct 25, 2013

Manjari825

Manjari825 wrote:

i read them all \. they are good, but not completely original.
commented: Thu Mar 21, 2013

um...duh

um...duh wrote:

why does this sound like the hunger games
commented: Fri Jan 18, 2013

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