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Cassia?s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect fa?ade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter. The wait is over. One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most?family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion. With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international?bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Penguin Group US, 2012
ISBN: 9781101591710
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
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Sep 08, 2018

This fantastic conclusion unfurls with a deadly disease, an advancing rebellion, and a struggle for love. I thought that 'Reached' was the best book in the trilogy for its strong characters, heartwrenching moments, and exciting plot twists. When I first started this series I was a little skeptical. I'm usually not a fan of love triangles, but the first book ('Matched') drew me in and didn't let me go.

I just couldn't put 'Reached' down, and that proves how amazing it is.

Sep 11, 2017

I barely made my way through this book. The first book was really good and the second book was okay, but this one was not. It felt like the first book and this book were written by different authors or something. I liked the story, but I did not like how it was written.

Jan 11, 2017

The third book from Ally Condie called Reached is so awesome to read it. I enjoyed it so much. :)

DBRL_KrisA Nov 27, 2016

Overall, I enjoyed this book so much. The last few chapters definitely passed the "crying in Wendy's" test.
I had a few issues, of course. This volume is substantially longer than the first two books in the series. I know, that's because there were so many things to wrap up at the end, and it's common for the last book in a series to be longer than the others (Harry Potter, anyone?). But this book also seems to slow down in the middle, as if Condie was trying to decide if she could wrap things up in this book, or if she needed to expand to a fourth book.
My other main quibble with the book (and really, the series in general, but especially this book) is that a couple things weren't explained clearly enough: the process of "sorting", and the whole biology/genetics/virology mess with the Plague. I'm still not completely understanding the whole bit with the immunity to the original plague versus the immunity to the mutation, and how the mutation happened, etc. I'm sure it's not as complicated as it seems in my mind, but I feel the author could have done a better job explaining it.It did seem that the conversations about the Plague in the book were a bit too technical for the average reader (or at least this reader).
I still don't subscribe to the popular idea that the idea for this book was stolen from Lois Lowry's The Giver. As I said elsewhere, it's been a while since I read the first book in that series, and I never did read the rest of the series, so maybe there's more to it than I'm seeing.
So, a good ending to a good series, although with a few rough spots. I think my sister would have enjoyed the series, especially the romance between Cassia and Ky, and the emphasis on Cassia's loving family, but I think she would have had some of the same issues with understanding the science.

Oct 29, 2016

Reached is the third and final novel in the Matched trilogy written by Ally Condie. Cassia and Ky have both been assigned jobs by the rising to spy on the Society. However, Cassia is working in central and Ky is working as a pilot with Indie in the other provinces. They found the rising but at the price of having to be separated again. Soon, Cassia, Ky, Xander, Indie, and many more discover the truth that has been hidden from them their entire lives. Cassia barely trusts anyone yet she is determined to save her friends and her loved ones. This novel is a mature read as many events that take place in the novel are not suitable for a younger audience. The book is harder to understand because each chapter switches between Cassia, Ky, and Xander. Reached is very engaging as all the loose ends throughout the series are tied up in this thrilling finale along with many surprises and plot twists. If you enjoyed the previous novels, Matched and Crossed, I would highly recommend you read Reached. Overall, if I had to rate this novel, I would rate it four out of five stars.
@Sapphirereads of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

I got a bit confused reading this last book, at quite a few parts. But that is probably because I left spaces of time in between parts of the book due to the overload of schoolwork. I also read a few other books while reading this one, and I guess my interest just died a bit from the start. It may have been the interest level of the book, or maybe not. Here is some advice: do not read a billion books at once. I tried, and forgetting some crucial parts of this book is just one side effect. It really shakes your focus, and I guess this book taught me multiple lessons. Her dress is really pretty though, (even though we aren't supposed to judge a book by the cover.) 5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 05, 2016

Matched really started the series off perfectly. Crossed was a bit confusing but still good. Reached kinda had its own story line and didn't really conutinue the "story". The series itself is pretty good but it did disappoint me a bit as it wasn't really what i had thought the books to be about. The only major flaw in the series is that you start Matched with the idea that it's mainly about a love triangle but in Crossed the love triangle dies out and it's mainly about the system they live in. In Reached, the main idea is the rebellion and the revolution. Even though the story did die a bit throughout each book, I'm glad that Xander found someone and Ky and Cassia ended up together but I hate the fact that the ending does seem a bit rushed.

Jul 19, 2016

Somewhat predictable but a good read.

Jul 06, 2016

I think I was one of the only people who truly HATED reading this book. The book still seemed slow and un exciting I MEAN COME ON- I honestly think the author had an idea while writing the first book and she was all like "Wow this is a great idea im gonna write a book." and then she felt pressure to write another book and another while still trying to keep people happy (hence Xander's love intrest) It would have been better if EVERYONE DIED AND IT WAS COVERED WITH FIRE EVERYWHERE AND PEOPLE SCREAMED FOR THE MERCY OF DEATH. Hey, that was pretty good, I should write a book.

Mar 31, 2016

This was definitely my favourite out of all three books. I think the plot that had been going on through books 1 and 2 kind of got lost behind another plot in this one, but it was definitely more interesting and faster paced than the previous two books.

Apr 25, 2015

The first book was definitely the best, and they just got less interesting from there. I feel that the author had to create another character just so Xander had someone else to end up with while Cassia and Ky lived happily ever after. I, for one, would have been heartbroken if Cassia just ditched me like that. The ending was not very satisfying, but then again, there have been worse endings to trilogies (cough cough MAZE RUNNER cough cough)

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Sep 10, 2018

…Even though all cannot be as everyone would wish, there is satisfaction in knowing that something good and right and true was part of you. That you had the blessing, gift, good fortune, perfect luck, to know someone like this, to pass through fire and water and stone and sky together and emerge, all of you, strong enough to hold on, strong enough to let go.
- Page 511-512, from Cassia's perspective

Sep 10, 2018

Not in the water anymore
why not
where is Indie
tiny lights come in and out of the darkness.
I hear Cassia's voice.
She's been waiting in the stars for me.
- Page 412, from Ky's perspective

Sep 10, 2018

Cassia wants me to know that she loves me.
The pain wants to eat me away.
I wish I could have one without the other, but that's the problem with being alive.
You don't usually get to choose the measure of suffering or the degree of joy you have.
I don't deserve either her love or this illness.
That's a stupid thought. Things happen whether you deserve them or not.
- Page 330, from Ky's perspective

JewelMcLatchy Aug 20, 2013

I remember what Anna called the three of us. The Pilot. The Poet. The Physic. They are in all of us. I believe this. That every person might have a way to fly, a line of poetry to put down for others to see, a hand to heal.

Aug 03, 2013

"You cannot change your journey if you are unwilling to move at all."

Jul 26, 2013

"I love you, and I always will, but things can't hold like this....Because we've done too much waiting in our lives, Xander. Don't wait for me anymore."

Page 178

Jun 02, 2013

Do not go gentle.

May 04, 2013

If you let hope inside, it takes you over. It feeds on your insides and uses your bones to climb and grow. Eventually it becomes the thing that is your bones, that holds you together. Holds you up until you don't know how to live without it anymore. To pull it out of you would kill you entirely.

universalPuppy Jan 31, 2013

"You cannot change your journey if you are unwilling to move at all." pg. 232

Jan 19, 2013

In a story, you can turn to the front and begin again and everyone lives once more.
That doesn't work in real life. And I love my real people the most. Bram. My mother. My father. Ky. Xander.


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Jul 26, 2014

In search of a better life, Cassia joins a widespread rebellion against the Society where she is tasked with finding a cure to the threat of survival and must choose between Xander and Ky.

Jun 17, 2014

After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising—and each other—Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.

In this gripping conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.

Aug 03, 2013

Cassia has finally found her role in the rising. As well Ky and her are together while Xander falls in love with an unlikely person.


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Jun 02, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: All the death and graphic disease mutation scenes.

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