Reached (Matched Trilogy Series #3)

Reached (Matched Trilogy Series #3)

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by Ally Condie
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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.)
Ally Condie
Praise for Matched

New York Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2010 #1 Pick on the Winter 2010/2011 Kid's Indie Next List YALSA 2011 Best Fiction for Young Readers YALSA 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Amazon Best Books of the Month, December 2010

From the Publisher
“More action, more romance, and a full-scale rebellion. . . The most gratifying entry in the series. There’s no shame in crying at the end.” — Entertainment Weekly
 
“With reveals seeming to arrive on almost every page, prepare to stay up all night.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
“Unpredictable twists and revelations.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
“Gripping and richly satisfying!” —SLJ

Crossed:
New York Times and international bestseller
“Intriguing.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Enthralling” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Perfect escape.” —MTV.com
 
Matched:
#1 New York Times and international bestseller
“[A] superb dystopian romance.” —Wall Street Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101591710
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Series:
Matched Trilogy Series , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
6,225
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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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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