In the midst of all the writing I've been doing I've also been reading quite a bit. I just finished Matched by Ally Condie. I was first drawn to this book by a reader on Shelfari. She said she simply couldn't wait for this book because she loves Ally Condie. I couldn't remember having heard about her. The cover is beautiful and intriguing and the synopsis were enough to make me buy the book.
This book is about a dystopian society (yeah, I know, Mal read another dystopian book) that is unlike any other I've read. The people in this society are matched with their significant other when they are 16 and court each other until they are able to marry at the age of 21. Everything goes perfectly until the main character, Cassia, finds out that maybe her match was not the only person that she could be matched with. She begins to discover how to think for herself and realizes that "they" might not always know what's best for everyone.
It was a good book, and of course the first in a series that I will be anxiously awaiting to read the next. More than anything I'm so excited that Ally Condie is another LDS writer who has written a great book. Another woman who is making it with a great book that is worth reading without all the junk that's in today's world.