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It has all the likely tropes of young adult dystopia. For the girls, it will be a forbidden matched book series that instantly intrigues. And for boys, a non-stop thriller packed with uncertainty and risk. The story revolves around the character Cassia, a 17 year old sweet and willful girl who lives in a controlled society, where these officials handle everything and leave nothing up to anyone to select or decide for themselves.

Everyone has to abide by the decisions the officials matched book series for them, no matter how personal. Matched book series soon finds herself in a complex love triangle that challenges the pacts of everything that her society would permit. It puts her right in the center of a furtive revolution that gives a ray of hope to all those trapped within the repressive rules of the officials.

During the course of the story, Cassia believes in her inner soul to ease her fight and guide her when she is thrown into emotional chaos.


Her own artistic expression drives her to matched book series what she really accepts as true, the rules of the society and what it has decided for her, or what she truly feels is right.

Cassia Maria Reyes Cassia, the central character of the novel, is a 17 year old girl who lives in the futuristic and dystopian society with her parents, Abran and Molly Reyes. She matched book series has a younger brother named Bram.

As she approaches her 17th birthday, it turns out that the Match Banquet is being held on the same day. Like all other citizens who are 17, Cassia will be matched with her life partner on this day.

On the day, the officials match her with her best friend, Xander Carrow, an intelligent and handsome boy, whom she has known her entire life. Matched book series is overjoyed, but the romance is short-lived when circumstances take an unprecedented turn and Cassia finds herself matched book series the middle of a tough choice.

Xander Carrow Xander is a sweet, clear and unequivocal golden boy, who always achieves high grades. To everyone he is near perfect, someone who is always looked up matched book series by his peers.

Xander is been matched with Cassia at the Match Banquet by the officials. He has always secretly loved Cassia and has all the good qualities of being a loving and considerate partner, and therefore seems to be the perfect match for her.

Cassia and Xander belong to the same social circle and so does Matched book series Markham, an enigmatic boy and a good friend of Xander.

The system was devised to give couples their best chance at having healthy children. In return, citizens of the Society "live longer and better than any other citizens in the history of the world.

When Cassia's name is called at the Banquet, the TV screen stays dark - which means that her Match is somewhere in the same room, matched book series her own town of Mapletree Borough, which rarely happens.

She becomes overjoyed when she realizes that her Match is her best friend, Xander Carrow, who goes to her Second School high school and grew up on the same street as she.

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Cassia is excited about their future 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, matched book series Society is increasingly portrayed as dystopian. Families matched book series 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 their behavior, as well as for them to respond to government questions.

The ports are also how people read microcards with stored information on them.

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All people are revealed to have to die on their 80th birthday - in order to make this happen, the Society slowly starts to poison the seniors' food when they are reaching matched book series end of their 79th year.

The Society has also decided that their former culture was too "cluttered" and matched book series 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 members wearing "data tags", which collect information on their dreams to help predict their behavior.


Matched book series 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. 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.