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Matched by Ally Condie

Posted in apps, audiobooks, create your own, low tech ideas, qr codes, twitter, ya lit with tags , , , , on April 4, 2011 by Anita


Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

 –Summary from goodreads


You know YA lit has arrived when you see an ad for the hottest new book in Us Weekly!  And check out the QR code: use a free app like Qrafter or Red Laser to scan it  and see where it takes you.  Go ahead, try it:

Want to make your own QR code?  Go to and simply paste in your URL. 

Matched has an incredible online presence.  Find your optimal match on the website, or join the forums to talk to other Matched readers.  For more Matched online, see the Low Tech Labels links below.

I’m currently listening to the audio version of Matched.  I’m really enjoying the voice of the reader, Kate Simses.  I checked it out from my local library’s Overdrive subscription.  See if your library has a subscription.  If you can’t find one, you can also get it via

If you haven’t heard, Matched is the first book in a trilogy.  Crossed, the second book, will be released November 1, 2011.

Want to know a little bit about Crossed? Here’s a teaser…


Low Tech Labels

Create a Low Tech Label for your Matched books.  The links below are formatted to be pasted  into an Avery Label Template #6873.  Put them in all your Matched books – the Society wants you too!

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Follow Ally Condie on Twitter @allycondie

Follow The Matched Trilogy @matchedtrilogy


Find more Reading 2.0 ideas at the Reading 2.0 Wiki.