Author: Ally Condie
Dessert: Tapioca Pudding- This book is light, sweet, and refreshing.
Official Summary: Cassia has always trusted their choices. It's hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one...until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path no one else has ever dared follow-between perfection and passion.
I would still, however, recommend this to any teenage girl (or guy, if you're into romance). It makes for a great easy teen-read: perfect for car rides or light reading before bed. This story is a great intro to Dystopian literature, and it's easy to put down and pick up where you left off. Brava to Ms. Ally Condie on her first Dystopian novel, and although I find the story lacking in several aspects, Matched is a solid story with a seemingly promising sequel.