The boy next door or the intriguing outcast. Xander or Ky. The Matching Banquet brings unexpected results for Cassia. In the futuristic Society, only 100 songs, 100 poems were chosen. Libraries are incinerated, which broke my heart. This shows how controlling societies demolish beauty and mystery. This could lead to interesting thematic discussions.
When I first started reading Matched, I wondered, Is the writing simple or deceptively simple? I thought this book might be another throwaway teen romance, but it is not. Reread the poetic lines on page 28, the metaphor using cottonwood trees. You will find nuance, beauty, mystery, heart.
Song to Read by: "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v_4O44sfjM
Author website: http://www.allysoncondie.com/