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Reached

by Ally Condie

Penguin Young Reader Group | November 13, 2012 | Hardcover

Reached is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter.

The wait is over.

One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most—family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion.

With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international–bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 512 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 1.61 in

Published: November 13, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525423664

ISBN - 13: 9780525423669

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good end to series And it's over:( I'm always a little sad when I finish a book series because my journey with these characters is done. We can reread them but it's not the same as reading them for the first time. Reached closes the Matched trilogy and the journey of Cassia, Ky, and Xander. I've enjoyed this series. Action wise, it's slower than some of the other dystopians I've read and it focuses a lot more on the romance and love triangle, but it still has the controlling government, a growing rebellion, and a society with some disturbing elements. A world where no one knows how to create, no new ideas, no real progress? Not a world I'd like to live in. Reached is told from the POVs of Cassia, Ky, and Xander, and I really appreciated the chance to get to know Xander. Even with the first two books focusing more on Cassia and Ky, I really enjoyed reading Xander's growth and he quickly became my favorite character. And I also enjoyed that Xander and Ky, though both in love with the same girl, were still friends and looked out for each other instead of turning into enemies and fighting each other. I also liked that the big rebellion wasn't a big physical battle where the main three characters suddenly developed insanely amazing fighting skills. Each character was given a role that suited them and it was more about outsmarting The Society than beating them down. Xander was definitely my favorite character but my favorite part was when (view spoiler) Series wise, I would have liked to have been able to get to know more about Xander earlier than this last book. The love triangle is played up but with Cassia and Ky spending so much time together, it never felt like Xander had a chance. And the more I got to know and like Xander, the more I wanted him to be happy. The series is less action-packed than some might expect considering a rebellion against a controlling government plot and there are some slow moments but I enjoyed the build-up to the rebellion and, Spoiler [ as a TV medical junkie, I liked the rebellion being more germ warfare with them introducing the plague so they can save the people from it and it getting away from them.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good ending to series The Good Stuff Nice hopeful realistic ending Condie has a gift for the prose, very poetic Fascinating world building Characters develop maturely Loved how the two boys didn't try to one up each other or fight each other for Cassia - very refreshing I'm sorry I really, really wanted to love this book but I just basically found it meh - like she had to flesh out a two story book into three due to a contract - but her writing is truly beautiful and she is fabulous at character development The Not So Good Stuff I expected better - but after finishing I felt that this series might have been far better as only a two book series Now its been a long time since I read Crossed, but found myself on many occasions being a little bit confused by what was going on (maybe should have reread series again) Many things happen way too conveniently Favorite Quote/Passages "So don't worry if you don't hear from me as often. I'll find my way to you as soon as I can. I have a plan. Ky, I know that you 're going to want to come find me, that you're going to want to save me. But I need you to trust me to save myself." "She tries to explain. "What I'm trying to say is that you've found your way home. You were born to help people, and you'll find a way to do that, no matter where you are. Just like the redfish are born to find their way back from the ocean." "They are in all of us. I believe this. That every person might have a way to fly, a line of poetry to put down for others to see, a hand to heal." Who Should/Shouldn't Read Strictly for those who have read the first two books 3.75 Dewey's I purchased this at Chapters Shawnessy as I had read the first two books in the trilogy and NEEDED to know what happened
Date published: 2012-12-28

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Reached

by Ally Condie

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 512 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 1.61 in

Published: November 13, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525423664

ISBN - 13: 9780525423669

From the Publisher

Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter.

The wait is over.

One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most—family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion.

With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international–bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose.

About the Author

Ally Condie (www.allycondie.com) received a degree in English Teaching from Brigham Young University and spent a number of years teaching high school English in Utah and upstate New York. She lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. 
 

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Reached:

"With reveals seeming to arrive on almost every page, prepare to stay up all night." --Kirkus, starred review

“Unpredictable twists and revelations will leave readers satisfied with the fates of their favorites.” --Publishers Weekly, starred review
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