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Contributor(s): Condie, Allyson Braithwaite

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ISBN: 0525423656     ISBN-13: 9780525423652
Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books
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Published: November 2011
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Annotation: A follow-up to Matched finds Cassia journeying to the Outer Provinces, where she learns that Ky has escaped and left a series of clues that create doubts about everything she has ever believed, including her prospects for a new life across the border.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Government, Resistance to; Fiction.
Fantasy.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2011016442
Lexile Measure: 630
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Series: Matched
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 1.25" (1.30 lbs) 367 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 147776
Reading Level: 4.2   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 12.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q55394
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 20.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): IV>Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband and three sons outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring)
In this sequel to Matched, Cassia risks losing citizenship to find Ky, an outcast because of his Aberration status. After an emotional reunion, they find the Rising together. Upon joining the rebellion, Cassia is unexpectedly assigned back to the Society and Ky to the Outer Provinces. Their departures are sure to leave readers eagerly anticipating the third book in Condie's gripping dystopian trilogy.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 October #1)

Separated by the dictatorial Society that rules them, Cassia has been searching for Ky while suffering the harsh conditions of labor camps far from home. About to be sent to the Society's biggest city for her permanent work assignment, Cassia instead grabs an opportunity to reach the war-torn Outer Provinces, where she finally gets a lead in tracking Ky. Ky has survived being used as a pawn in the Society's war against a nameless and faceless enemy; he and two companions have escaped into a no man's land, and Cassia follows. As Cassia and Ky hike through dangerous territory in search of a rumored rebellion and the freedom to be together, the specter of Cassia's betrothed, Xander, hangs over them. Narrated from Cassia and Ky's viewpoints, Condie's sequel to her acclaimed Matched is very much a middle book, centering on a transformative journey and setting up the finale to come. Newcomers will need to read the first book for background, but vivid, poetic writing will pull fans through as Condie immerses readers in her characters' yearnings and hopes. Ages 14–up. (Nov.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 December)

Gr 7 Up—Cassia, Ky, and Xander are back in this eagerly awaited sequel to Matched (Dutton, 2010), joined by new friends and facing new obstacles. Ky has been banished to the outer provinces along with many other young Aberrations to serve as cannon fodder for the unseen enemy of the Society. It is a brutish-and certain to be very short-life. But Ky and his friends Vick and Eli escape into The Carving, a vast system of canyons seemingly beyond the reach of the Society. Meanwhile, Cassia escapes a Society work camp and flees into the canyons, risking everything to find Ky and a rumored rebellion called the Rising, once again leaving behind Xander. Ky reluctantly shares bits of his past with her, only hinting at his aversion to the Rising. Xander, though not physically present in the canyons, intrudes on their relationship again and again and is withholding important information. Caught between the Society and the Rising, and wanting only to be together, Ky and Cassia must choose a side if they are to survive. Told in alternating chapters from their points of view, the book gives readers full access to the hearts and minds of two memorable characters. Their needs, love, and internal conflicts are palpable. Their voices are distinct and authentic, and the writing is often poetic. But this volume resolves little, leaving readers hungry for the final book in the trilogy.—Anthony C. Doyle, Livingston High School, CA

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