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Reached: Matched, Book 3

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Satisfying, solid resolution of twisting dystopian romance.

Book Ally Condie Fantasy 2012
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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

A refreshing look at rebellion

I really enjoyed the last book in the series. Here we see a different take on rebellion than the more violent upheaval of the Hunger Games. One of the best parts of this book is the use of poetry in the rebellion which allows for a detailed discussion of the poem's meanings, how meanings change over time, and the power of literature and artwork. I really liked Cassia's thoughts on creation and what she tries to do to give people the power of creating back. The violence in this book is nothing compared to the second one. The plague continues and we see people die of it plus some other deaths but nothing compared to the scale in the last book or the scene of charred bodies. There is romance in the book but no sex, just kissing again.
age 12+

Reached Review

If you would like to read this book, "Reached" You should definitely read the first two books before this one, Matched and Crossed,

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The pace picks up here, with threads of a medical thriller entwined in the engaging tale of rebellion, love, and longing. But it's the quieter thoughts that stick: Cassia's meditation on the purpose of creating, the ways the symbolic power of a poem can shift and change, the choices and challenges that complicate the desire to do good, and what makes a life well lived.

Matched was told from Cassia's perspective, and the second book, Crossed, shifted between Cassia and Ky. Reached adds a third narrative voice: that of Xander, whose absence was keenly felt in the middle book. At first he sounds confident but naive; his evolution from earnest soldier into a bruised but wiser young man is one of the more interesting narrative threads.

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