Author: Ally Condie

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Ally Condie is the author of the MATCHED Trilogy, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller. MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten and named as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010. The sequels, CROSSED and REACHED, were also critically acclaimed and received starred reviews, and all three books are available in 30+ languages. Disney has optioned the film rights for the series.

A former English teacher, she lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, writing, running, and listening to her husband play guitar.

Average Rating: 4.5


Review: Reached by Ally Condie

Posted 7 February, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Reached by Ally Condie

Favorite Quote(s): “There is ebb and flow. Leaving and coming. Flight and fall. Sing and silent. Reaching and reached.” Favorite Character: I really like Ky’s character. He was determined to get Cassia safe and live happily ever after. First Line: “Every morning, the sun comes up and turns the earth red, and I think: This could be the day when everything changes.” My Musings: I can honestly say that Reached was everything that I was expecting–and possibly more. I’m sad to see this series end; I cannot believe that I won’t be reading about Cassia, Ky, and Xander again. It saddening that their tale has finally come to an end. As always, Condie has exceeded my expectations. Reached had an amazing ending, which served as a great wrapping up of the series. There were so many unexpected, as well as expected endings, and loose ties present throughout the last two novels were successfully tied up. One thing that I enjoyed a lot was watching the characters grow over the course of the series. I loved watching them go against authority and stand up for what they believed was right. They managed to get past all the obstacles thrown their way, and still come out with a positive attitude and hope for the future. I found that really amazing. I loved Cassia and Ky’s love. It has always stood out to […]