Crossed is an enjoyable sequel to Matched, by Ally Condie. Matched was an amazing book, and after reading it, Crossed was a little disappointing. The beginning is a little slow, but after Cassia and Ky are reunited the plot picks up a bit. Most of the story is Cassia, Ky, and two of their friends wandering through a canyon looking for the Rising, a secret rebellion that they want to join. Cassia is a positive role model, because she is brave and doesn't give up or despair when she is having trouble finding Ky. Ky is also a good role model because he is able to see the world through other people's shoes and understand their feelings. The message of the book is that everyone should have the right to make their own choices about who they are and what they want to do with their life.
In one scene in the book, Cassia and her friend Indie come across a field full of corpses. For some people, this graphic image may be a bit too much. Death is a common theme and there is a lot of suffering. There is not too much gory detail, but some scenes are pretty disturbing. Also, Cassia and Ky do kiss a lot, and express love for one another. Cassia talks about her feelings for Ky quite often. Overall, I think that Crossed was a good book, but not as enjoyable as Matched.