Reached (Matched Trilogy Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Conclusion to the New York Times Bestselling Matched Trilogy!



Cassia’s journey began with an ...
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Overview

Conclusion to the New York Times Bestselling Matched Trilogy!



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.
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Fans haven't just waited a year for this trilogy topper; they have kept the web percolating with their speculations about how Cassia Reyes and Ky Markham will finally forge a lasting reunion inside or outside the borders of Society. With its surges of intense action and sudden twists, Reached promises to fulfill teen expectations. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book. (P.S. Reached really does provide a true climax to the series: Ally Condie has already confirmed that her next books will feature new characters and be set in a different world.)

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—In this gripping and richly satisfying final book in this dystopian series, Cassia, Ky, and Xander recount in alternating chapters how they secretly find themselves working for the Rising, the group that's trying to overthrow the rigid and oppressive Society. In Crossed (Dutton, 2011), Cassia found Ky, the boy she's in love with but who's not her Match, after he disappeared into the Outer Provinces. He is now a pilot with the Rising. Cassia's back in Central working as a human computer algorithm sorting people into their Matches while secretly trading snippets of forbidden poetry with the Archivists and working to create a forum where people can openly share their art. Xander, Cassia's official Match, is an Officer and Physic in the Society, trusted with making sure that babies receive their immunizations but secretly replacing these pills with others that prevent disease and memory loss. When a plague created by the Society spreads out of control, Ky is asked to help fly cures into the impacted cities. The Rising is using this plague to show that they can save the people. Not everyone is immune to the plague and soon a pandemic breaks out, sickening many, including Ky. Unless Cassia, Xander, and Oker, a 90-year-old doctor who escaped being killed by the Society at age 80, can figure out a cure, the Rising will fail and the Provinces will fall apart. Fans who want closure will love this last book in the series that effectively combines action, romance, science, philosophy, and the arts.—Sharon Rawlins, New Jersey State Library, Trenton
Publishers Weekly
As the finale to Condie's Matched trilogy opens, Cassia, Ky, and Xander are separated, working as subversive agents of the Rising rebellion and awaiting their chance to take down the dictatorial Society. Condie doesn't waste time getting to the action: the long-awaited Rising begins in the early chapters, and its ramifications and complications unfold at a steady pace. As a deliberately introduced plague exceeds the Society's resources, the Rising steps in with a cure and tries to prove itself the better choice for the people. Events start to spin out of control as the plague mutates, and it will take extraordinary measures by the reunited trio to bring the story to its unexpected conclusion. Condie continues to draw readers in to her vivid broken world, adding rich color to the story through the interplay between characters and small but important moments. Unpredictable twists and revelations—yes, that includes a happy resolution to the trilogy's romantic triangle—will leave readers satisfied with the fates of their favorites. Ages 12–up. Agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101591710
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Series: Matched Trilogy Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 479
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 630 KB

Meet the Author



Ally Condie (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. 

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  • Posted November 16, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Reached is the third in the Matched trilogy. In this final insta

    Reached is the third in the Matched trilogy. In this final installment, Condie will answer most of those pesky questions the reader has been asking and explanations to the mysteries of the Society and Rising. Happy days are ahead!
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    To be quite honest, I was underwhelmed with the first half of the book; it was slow and I had a difficult time getting into it. I don't know what's going on with some of the authors lately, but there seems to be a lot of unnecessary and boring fluff going around. For example, remember in Crossed when Cassia reads a note from Xander stating he has a secret he wants to tell her in person? Condie drags this out for a long time, even after both Cassia and the reader have figure out what the secret is. Then I started to think there was a huge, surprise revelation in the making because surely the author would not drag out something so insignificant. Prepare yourself for disappointment. Bad editor!
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    Then there is the letter Cassia writes to Xander with her own confession. The confession is at the end of the letter, which, of course, is damaged and unreadable. So right when Xander gets to the important part, WHAM- it's gone. I tell you, Ky may have been victimized by the Society, but Xander takes a beating from the writing- the author's that is.
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    Things did start to get exciting when Condie finally starts revealing those answers and explanations I mentioned earlier. I have to say, the connection between the Society and Rising is genius, although very Matrix-like. I thought it was awesome and just the right amount creepy.
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    Now to the whole Otherlands issue, which always remains mysterious- Does it really exist? Is it so wonderful that no one ever wants to come back, even to tell the others? Or is it all a fantasy and everyone who goes there dies while trying to find it? I could go on with all the possibilities, but I won't. Neither will Condie for that matter. For those of us oldsters, it is very reminiscent of Logan's Run.
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    And then the whole love story thing kind of fixes itself a little too easily. Any competition or complication is quickly remedied or killed off. I'm glad Cassia ends up with who she does, but she should suffer a little bit over her decision. Wrapping things up in a nice neat package and giving her an easy out is overly unrealistic. I guess I have to keep in mind that we are talking about a book geared toward teenagers and some authors underestimate the intelligence of this particular audience. I think it does a disservice to young adults to assume they want to end the story with all flowers and bunnies.
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    Condie did a really good job of bringing everything together in the end. There were some good "[Luke], I am your father" moments, which makes me wonder how the author does this. Does the author design a flow chart of characters ahead of time and make the story match? Or does the author write the first book with no idea where it is going, the book becomes a huge success and now she has to figure out how to tie everything together? Did she plant a seemingly insignificant detail in the first book with the full intent of using it as a spectacular revelation with far reaching consequences, or was it an afterthought? With a series, I would think there are a lot of pages and time in between books to mess things up, but with Reached, the author really did deliver a believable connection between characters and details in the end.
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    Unfortunately, I thought the first part of the final scene was a bit cliché, especially with what is going on at the time of its release. In addition, Condie leaves room for another sequel or, more likely, a spinoff. Don't be surprised if you see more books come out dealing with rebuilding Society, a new rebellion with Xander as the leader or a freakish Brave New World in the Otherlands. They could work.

    67 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Best series ever!

    I love the first two books so much!
    A must read.

    50 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    I love the matched trilogy the books are great cant wait til november

    41 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Love the trilogy

    I can hardly wait untill november!!!!!!:)

    33 out of 79 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    :)

    I cant wait to get this the first 2 were really good

    23 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Sigh

    I love them i dnt like tye first book but wow the exitement happend and i could nt put it down allso thebest part for me is ky he sounds perfect loving sweet carefful what more can there be with the amazin twist female version of the giver

    18 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! At first it is a bit slow but about hlafway

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! At first it is a bit slow but about hlafway through it begins to get really exciting!! At first I loved Ky but now that you get things from Xanders point off view to you start to think about how it is for him that Cassia and Ky are in love which really helps give a better perspective to the book. I honestly would recommend this to everybody!! Its that good!! <3

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Awesome! A well crafted romance story told in a straight forward

    Awesome! A well crafted romance story told in a straight forward manner, bringing out thoughts, feelings and actions of the characters in a wonderful way. Ally Condie did a great job here. The story flows smoothly, the writing is at best lyrical and the plot is good. I find the descriptive element amazing and Condie made an effective use of dialogue. The narrative got me hooked, an effect I think the book will have on other readers. It reminds me some of the stories in The Shades of Fire. This is generally a respectable story.

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    ¿Reached¿ by, Ally Condie In ¿Reached¿ we finally get to fin

    “Reached” by, Ally Condie




    In “Reached” we finally get to find out what happens to Ky, Xander, and Cassia. I don’t want to give too much away in this review so I’m not going to get super specific. (I will say that I was very happy with the way that this trilogy ended.) 
    “Reached” has so many layers to it and it gives us all the answers that we have been waiting for. I loved watching all the characters grow and change in this book. Cassia learns how much she and those around her have to offer the world. (I thought the change in Cassia was beautifully written) 
    The changes in Xander are just as interesting but for different reasons. All he wants to do is help people and do good with his life. (It’s a shame that the world wants to stomp people like Xander out) His love for Cassia is sweet and at times heartbreaking. I found it painful at times to read as reality smacked him down and all I wanted to do was save him from the cruelty around him. (I love that he gets his happy ever after in the end.) 
    Ky is the character that changes the least in this trilogy. He is the character who knows himself the best and what he wants for his life. Ky never expected to fall in love but when he did it was completely. I adore how much he is willing to do for Cassia and she for him. Ky doesn’t want to be part of the rising but he does his part for them because it’s what Cassia wants. He never gives up and stays strong throughout the entire story. (I love him!)
    I really liked this trilogy because it felt more real to me then some of its counterparts. I could have used a little less information about diseases and how they mutate and spread but I wasn’t too bothered by it. I thought the writing was fluid and smart, and the characters were easy to love. I would recommend these books to anyone who loves a great story.    

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Omg best series eva

    I love h suspense and romance in tis series cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    G

    Cant Cassia just be happy with whom shes matched with and get over that glitch!!!!!!!!??? Seriously she makes a gigatic blob of a problem! That doesnt really help any!!!!!!!! Honestly

    7 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Not as good

    I wish i hadnt spent the money on this last book.

    6 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Love the whole series!!!!!! READ HEM I LOVE THE WOLE SERIES!!!!!!!!! I WOULD SERIOUSLY RECCOMEND THEM TO ANYONE!!!! READ THEM!!!!!

    These books are so good and are such page turners!!!! I would seriously reccomend reading them!!!!!!

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Best

    This book was in my opinion was the best in the series. I.loved how the readers were able to see the story through different point of views. I dont like Cassia, sad for the main character. She is a bit shallow and the chapters devoted to her a quite boring. The chapter devoted to Xander are the best. They are full of excitement and interest. Ky's chapters are in the middle, they can sometimes be good and sometimes not. The overall book was nice. I likes the story line and the setting. The author's writing is passionate. It is different that most books, and can take some time to get used to.

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    I loved this book. It's an awesome series. very well written. re

    I loved this book. It's an awesome series. very well written. recommended!

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Great

    I love the trilogy but i wished a different ending for Xander though.......

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    Awesome book

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!
    O

    5 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    To all

    It comes out November 13.

    5 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    when does this book come out?

    I loved Matched and Crossed, can't wait for Reached. Anybody know when it comes out?

    4 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Comr Come out now

    I will die if it dosent come out soonet


    4 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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