Reached by Ally CondieReached by Ally Condie


byAlly Condie

Hardcover | November 13, 2012

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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.
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 upstate New York. She lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.  
Title:ReachedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.62 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0525423664

ISBN - 13:9780525423669


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worse than the first Read it because I read the first book, but I was not impressed. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reached I thought it was really good. I really like how she ended it. And how 3 people where telling the story not just one
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Matched Trilogy Love! Could not put it down!
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Not the ending I expected but still an amazing book!
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reached This was an awesome sequel to matched! Loooveeeeeed it!
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reached The Matched series is beyond amazing! The book is filled with adventure, emotions and creativity! Ally Condie did such a good job writing the book. I got very attached to the characters and was very disappointed by the ending but at the same time, it was the perfect ending because it left the rest up to your imagination. This will always be a favorite!
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome This book was great. I loved all the twists it had to it.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Trilogy complete Enjoyed the trilogy. Didn't think Reached was the best of the three.
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trilogy complete An amazing end to a catching start. Ally Condie writes a series you can't put down. It's a chilling look into the future when we lose our rights to just be. I would recommend this book to anyone young or old.
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of food for thought There are so many deep lessons to be learned throughout this series. I think Ally Condie did a great job writing these stories in the first person for each of the main characters. You get a sense of the deep thoughts and feelings of each. One can relate with them better and understand them more deeply especially regarding their struggles through their life choices, the difficulty they had in making those choices, and how the outcomes were sometimes sad, sometimes triumphant. And even thought the settings were in a different place and time, it still feels like it could be in our time as well. I'm glad I made the right choice in selecting this series to read as I was able to contemplate a lot on my own life as I read and feel more satisfied with some of the life choices I had to make even though they may not have looked like they were the best for everyone around me at the time. Excellent job Ally Condie!
Date published: 2013-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Better than the first two is the trilogy. I'm glad that I read them until the end. I think A lot more happened in this one than the other two. Good read.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reached I thoroughly enjoyed this series. I felt a real connection with the characters and was able to understand their choices and what drove them. I would definitely read other novels by Ally Condie.
Date published: 2013-07-26
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 4 out of 5 by from Reached I found this book very... well written. But I wouldn't suggest reading it without reading the rest of the trilogy. Otherwise a lot of the language won't make sense. There are a few parts where you can't tell who the chapter is about without lookkng back. Overall 4 out of 5.
Date published: 2013-03-01
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

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