Book of the Month
The Book of the Month for June is Matched by Ally Condie. We are excited to introduce you to this dystopia novel about a ‘perfect’ world where individuals are ‘matched’ with their husband/wife by the government. Ally describes the society much better in the video below! We hope you will read this book with us this month, and listed to our discussion on the podcast at the end of the month.
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion.
Ally Condie received a degree in English Teaching from Brigham Young University and spent a number of years teaching high school English in Utah and in upstate New York. She lives with her husband and three sons outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.