Matched, Book 1

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 127 reviews

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age 9+

Just kind of boring (I’m not a parent don’t know why it says that on the profile)

So I like this book it’s fine. I don’t want to be negative but I feel like I couldn’t relate with the characters. In the beginning of this book I was really excited and had high expectations for this book. I thought it was going to spiral off into some dramatic forbidden romantic “I’ll risk the consequences if I get to love you” it kind of was but it moved to fast without development. They were talking with once and she just was like I love him. THEY BARELY KNEW EACH OTHER! From what I took from it they knew each other for like 3 weeks and only saw each other once a week… It was a good-ish fill in read if you just want to soak up words but not so much of a story line :)

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age 10+


This was written by my eleven year old daughter : I loooooove matched. Since I read it it’s my favorite book by far. This is for 11 year olds for sure and I totally recommend you read it.

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