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Teen SRC 2020 – Matched by Ally Condie

Matched

Hey guys! I’m back again, and I managed to publish a whole lot of your reviews so go check those out! I think Angela’s taking up editing now so phew 🙂

This week, I read Matched by Ally Condie and… I have very mixed feelings about the book.

Matched takes place in a dystopian world where everything is carefully controlled by officials, and all things are empirical, or calculated, from the food portions you can eat to the person you marry (with whom you are Matched with at 17 based on compatibility). Cassia, our main character, has been Matched with Xander Carrow, her lifelong best friend, and she is ecstatic about this… until the glitch on her Match card one night. The flash of a different boy’s face appears only for a single second, but it is enough to both terrify and intrigue Cassia. In interacting with the second boy, Ky, Cassia learns more and more about the dark sides of her seemingly utopian world.

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Teen SRC 2018 – Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn

Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn

Hah. Let me tell you guys my genius plan. No spilling the beans, all right?! Okay, here goes Wesley James Ruined My Lifenothing: So, step 1: Put on some expensive clothes and pretend to be an awesome model from Hollywood or something. Step 2: Run off to Antarctica with this book. Step 3: Read it over until I’ve memorized it or have it drilled into my brain. Step 4: Feed it to the penguins and pretend nothing happened. Step 5: Well, why don’t you be grateful that there isn’t really a step 5? 🙂 So, what do you think? Amazing, right? (Yeah, not really) But hey, who knows, maybe one day Jennifer Honeybourn will throw out her books in the air and let us keep them! Life is SO unpredictable. 😉Read More