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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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Dan_and_Phil posted in Debating:
I think kids should get phones when they start 7th grade because they will most likely start doing after school activities by then, it doesnt even have to be a smartphone, because all they would need to do is call someone, if the kid complains about not having a smartphone, you know they are just worried about fitting in with others, or they just want the internet and games--like other kids--so if they want a smartphone they will most likely be having it out in class, at lunch, or anywhere in front of kids/adults who they are afraid of being judged by
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my thoughts also
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yeah they should have
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StarlaDance16 posted in Debating:
thats true what does happenn, but. most assighnments are done during school hours in primary school.
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