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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

No Originality, nothing special

Matched (Matched, #1)


By: Ally Condie

Genre YA Paranormal

Pages: 369

Published: 2010

Audiobook: 9 hours 40 mins

Read: January

3 out of 5

I read this book after all the hype was over with the teens. I do agree that fans of paranormal fiction will definitely enjoy it. For me though, there was nothing original from the other similar trilogies – Divergent, Delirium, The Giver, etc.   The communities are divided by skill, personalities, or other characteristic then either work together or compete against each other. In each trilogy, there is always a governmental department that controls the communities and eventually one person or group fight back. Guess who wins in the end?? In my opinion, for an authors to succeed in this genre they need to develop more original ideas. However, the books still seem to be very popular with the teens and I’m glad they are reading. I do plan on listening to the rest of trilogy, if for nothing else but see if there ends up being an originality.

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