links and playlist!

Some very cool articles have popped up online in the last few days. There is this one from the LA Times and this one from Publishers Weekly. I am tremendously grateful to the reporters and reviewers for giving time and attention to MATCHED.

And speaking of the book…here is the playlist! Because it was taking me wayyy too long to make it fancy (I am incredibly bad at all things computery), it’s just a list. And you will notice that I have a tendency to really like folk music, or music that tells stories. Most of these songs I discovered partway through the writing of MATCHED and they reminded me of the story in some way.

The playlist is in chronological order. By this, I mean that the songs at the beginning of the playlist make me think of things that happen/feelings that are felt at the beginning of the book, the ones in the middle make me think of events/emotions in the middle, etc.

I hope you enjoy! And if you like any of the songs, PLEASE purchase them. We want the musicians to be compensated for their artistry!

1. Only The Young by Brandon Flowers
Love the line “Only the young can break away.”

2. The Story by Brandi Carlisle
This has been played a lot in various forms, but it’s such a great song and it’s perfect for Cassia, Ky, Xander…and Grandfather.

3. Extreme Ways by Moby
I always picture Cassia striding through the streets of the Society with this playing in the background.

4. Be Still My Heart by The Postal Service
A lovely upbeat song about that first flush of love.

5. This Love (Will Be Your Downfall) by Ellie Goulding
My cousin Lizzie is the one who helps me find a lot of my music, and she discovered this one. I prefer the non-live version.

6. Grapevine Fires by Death Cab for Cutie
A beautiful song about love and the end of the world.

7. Silver Lining by Rilo Kiley
Love the beat, the clock ticking, and the finding of a silver lining.

8. Kingdom Come by Coldplay
I can picture Ky singing this.

9. The Hill by Marketa Irglova
A gorgeous song…and it resonates on a lot of levels with the story.

10. Thick as Thieves by Dashboard Confessional
Or, as my husband refers to it, The Prisoner’s Dilemma Song.

11. Run by Collective Soul
An old favorite that I played a lot when I was stuck.

12. Till The Sun Turns Black by Ray LaMontagne
Does anyone have a more heartbreaking, beautiful voice than Ray La Montagne?

13. Someday You Will Be Loved by Death Cab for Cutie
I think of Xander when I listen to this song.

14. Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy
Bittersweet and beautiful!

15. Further On (Up the Road) by Bruce Springsteen
Perfect for the ending of MATCHED…a journey song. Big thanks to my dad for introducing me to Springsteen when I was four.

16. How Far We’ve Come by Matchbox Twenty
And we have to end with something apocalyptic but spunky.

I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think! And thank you very much for all the comments and congratulations. I appreciate them very much!




+ comments (92)
  • Casey (The Bookish Type)
    December 9, 2010

    Omg you have the greatest taste in music. All these songs fit perfectly! Love!



  • Audra
    December 9, 2010

    Wow- the ones I know are perfect! I’ll have to look into the others :) Thanks for sharing!



  • Erin
    December 9, 2010

    Silver Lining is the best song ever…after Almost Lover, of course. I had to endure weeks of each song on repeat when I discovered them before I had gotten my fill…kind of, haha. LOVELOVELOVE



  • tami
    December 9, 2010

    just when I think you can’t get any cooler, I discover that you listen to Brandi Carlile. LOVE her!



  • Rosanne
    December 10, 2010

    Wow-LA Times review is awesome!



  • Momo
    December 10, 2010

    OMG! Perfect! I’m still at the beginning of Matched – yay! Now I have songs to listen to! Btw, great playlist :)



  • HollyThatcher
    December 10, 2010

    Oh, I LOVE that you made a playlist! I’m not familiar with several of the songs, now I have a reason to check them out. Maybe some of these songs will end up in the movie. :)



  • Shari
    December 10, 2010

    Extreme Ways is on my list, too! I’m looking forward to hearing some of the others. Thanks for sharing!



  • Momo
    December 10, 2010

    OMG OMG OMG! I didn’t see it earlier, but ALMOST LOVER by A FINE FRENZY?! I freaking looooove this song sooo much! :)



  • TashaSeegmiller
    December 10, 2010

    Love to see a playlist of authors – I have to say that I am quite suprised that Neil didn’t make the cut… :)



  • Sarah McCoy
    December 10, 2010

    Not a single Neil Diamond song?



  • JenniElyse
    December 10, 2010

    Oh yay! I love playlists!



  • Jeigh Meredith
    December 12, 2010

    I just finished MATCHED on Friday, and I really enjoyed it. Your writing style is so beautiful. I love that you posted your playlist!
    I’m working on a novel right now and I wrote down all the songs that inspired me, imagining someday that someone might care to know. Who knows, right? Anyway, I’m really looking forward to the next book!



  • lotusgirl
    December 14, 2010

    I do playlists for my writing too. In fact Thick as Thieves is on one. I love Dashboard Confessional.

    I finally put 2 and 2 together with your name and realized that I’ve read some of your earlier works, Yearbook, etc. and loved them. Now I’m heading off to get Matched. Yeah. I’m real quick on the uptake. I think we have some bloggy friends in common. I’m looking forward to getting to know you.



  • b
    December 16, 2010

    i just finished matched and of course had to run straight to my computer to find out more information about the book and author. (a HUGE sigh of relief when i saw that it will be a part of a series) but i love SO many of the songs on this playlist i just had to comment. they are perfect. i’m eagerly awaiting what’s in the future. thank you.



  • daniella miranda
    December 18, 2010

    i know this might sound kinda teenagerish but i think that enchanted by taylor swift is a perfect dong for ty and cassia



  • Allory
    December 24, 2010

    Matched was brilliant as is your taste in music! I came across this song a few days ago and I kept thinking about it as I finished the book. If the book were to be made into a film, this is the song I imagine playing in the trailer. Just thought I would share my thoughts! Thanks so much for writing!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKEFeIFJ8-M



  • Larissa
    December 27, 2010

    Wow I completely agree with Allory…that song it is perfect! I think especially for Cassia and her developing thought about the world she lives in. I got MATCHED for Christmas and I didn’t put it down once I started reading, it’s awesome and I am going to try to patiently await the release of CROSSED :) I also love many of these songs in the playlist and I find myself drawing parallels to MATCHED and the relationships between Cassia, Xander, and Ky in other songs, I love when I can feel like I’m part of the story after I’ve read a book. :) I’ll also have to look into some of the other series/books you have written!! Thank You!



  • Sia
    December 28, 2010

    Thought I’d make a playlist, I’ll be listening to this for a while. I’ll also be pining for more of Matched for a few weeks, now that I’ve finished the book, so this will help. xD
    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F9938211BD581380



  • Bethany
    December 29, 2010

    This is a great song list! I listened to every one!!

    There’s a song that seems to define the feel of the very end of the book, It’s “Waiting for the End” by Lincoln Park (I know, I usually do not like them, but this song has the same “feel” as the songs listed about)

    Here are some of the lyrics:

    “I know what it takes to move on
    I know how it feels to lie
    All I wanna do is trade this life for something new
    Holding on to what I haven’t got”

    “Waiting for the end to come
    Wishing I had strenght to stand
    This is not what I had planned
    It’s out of my control

    Flying at the speed of light
    Thoughts were spinning in my head
    So many things were left unsaid
    It’s hard to let you go”

    Sitting in an empty room
    Trying to forget the past
    This was never meant to last
    I wish it wasn’t so

    All I wanna do is trade this life for something new
    Holding on to what I haven’t got

    :) <3 Marked!!! I do so hope it turns into a movie!!!



    • Rissama
      April 25, 2011

      I love this song too. Perfect for Matched



  • Jenny Larson
    January 26, 2011

    Wow, I’ve gotten all of these songs and now have a Matched playlist! I LOVE Almost Lover! Silver Lining comes second. They’re pretty much all great, though. I hope you’ve seen the music video for Grapevine Fires.



  • Nanni
    January 28, 2011

    At the end of your very great book, I`ve ever thought of Leona Lewis`wonderful song “run”.



  • Tristan.
    February 1, 2011

    I finished matched in a day. It will drive me crazy waiting until november to read the sequel. You should just send me the new one before it’s Published =]



  • Caitlin
    February 24, 2011

    Love this! I am hosting book club with my friends this Sunday, we all read Matched. I am considering making a mix CD with these songs to play in the background while we discuss :) I cannot wait for the other books!



  • Iz
    February 25, 2011

    OMG i LOVE this book! Your music fits perfectly! My cousin is a professinal director, so I’m trying to get him to write this as a movie. Fingers crossed! :)



  • Pheobe
    February 26, 2011

    I luv all these song!!! i think another good choice for the movie would be Animal by Neon Trees. i love that song and i always think of matched when eva i hear it and i cant wait for the movie to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!



  • Carlie
    March 4, 2011

    After listening to This love by Ellie Goulding I found another song by here called I’ll Hold My Breath. it’s really great and the lyrics fit nicely to the book, heres a link to it on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRd6TjGzF_o&feature=related



  • Carlie
    March 4, 2011

    For ‘Til Kngdom Come
    I think it would be epic to have Ky sing the first part ’til it comes to “in your tears and in your blood” then Cassia would sing. Then when the “’til kingdom come” part comes they would sing a duet. It would be AH-MAZING!



  • Moryah
    April 1, 2011

    Amazing playlist. Matched was completely mesmerizing and beautiful. It took me to another place. I was so stuck on your words it took me only a day to read it. Thank you for an adventure that I won’t ever regret. I cannot wait for the next books.



  • Shai
    April 10, 2011

    LOVE almost lover by a fine frenzy!!!
    and someday you will be loved is perfect for xander!!!
    love ur bk!!
    cant wait for the next one!!!



  • Anja
    April 14, 2011

    OMG I love Matched!! It’s an AMAZING book!! I was so relieved when I heard there was going to be another book. haha The only thing I’m sad about is that Xander was so dang awesome… Oh well. I get him now. She can have Ky. (He’s cool too but… you know. We all have different opinions.) WOOT! Love your music choices, too. ;) Can’t wait for the next book!

    -



  • katie
    April 16, 2011

    I love your taste in music. The whole time I was reading Matched I was listening to Natalie Merchant. Some of her songs were perfect for the story.



  • Rissama
    April 25, 2011

    I loved these songs! Til’ Kingdom come is awesome and the Hill is beautiful I wanted to recommend a few more…
    Irvine- Kelly Clarkson
    Set Fire to the Third Bar- Snow Patrol
    The Call- Regina Spektor
    Fire- Mary Goetze (I’ve never heard an actual recording of this song, just some of my friends at a choir competition)
    and All Around Me (Acoustic)- Flyleaf
    all of these songs are beautiful and fit with the story… Maybe they’ll help with the other books



  • He-bow
    May 15, 2011

    I love Matched…cant stop thinkin bout it.
    if there is a movie, well i have some suggestions for who to play the characters:

    Cassia- Troian Bellisario (Spencer from Pretty Little Liars)
    Ky- Keegan Allen (Toby, also from Pretty..)
    Xander- Alex Pettyfer (Beastly)
    Em- kat dennings (Nick & Norah playlist)
    Mother- Nicole Kidman
    Father- , Aaron Eckhart …
    Bram- Frankie Jonas



  • Jessika
    June 9, 2011

    That song was perfect for Ky!!! (the kingdom come one)



  • Cynthia
    June 11, 2011

    I recently discovered Matched and loved it, so I was thrilled to find this list in your blog. This is a truly fantastic selection of music–these songs really fit the story. Thank you so much!



  • Tayla
    June 12, 2011

    Almost Lover has definitely been one of my favourite song for years. It fits so perfectly!



  • Tayla
    June 12, 2011

    Another song that just hit me is And Run by He is We. It works great about Cassia’s sudden breaking free and thinking for herself.



  • Emma Robison
    June 13, 2011

    Almost love is beautiful, perfect for the story. Thanks for introducting me to it! :)



  • eeee
    June 27, 2011

    ally condie is the society in a giant dome and is the outer provines outside of the dome



  • Nellie
    July 26, 2011

    It’s sooo weird, because I just got Ellie Goulding’s record “Lights” on iTunes this afternoon, and listened to it when I was outside walking before. So I had all her songs in my mind and so I kind of expected them to be on this playlist as well. And there she was! Haha, so weird.
    But it is a really good list, I like many of the bands here.



  • Margaret
    November 3, 2011

    I LOVE the “Kingdom Come” song! I can distinctly imagine Ky singing this to Cassia! Just how it says that he needs someone who will understand and listen, how she understands him, and how he has waited for her, absolutly perfect! Beautiful!



  • Emma
    November 13, 2011

    Coincidentally I was just listening to ” Touching the Ground” by Brandi Carlile and I think it describes Ky and Cassia’s relationship perfectly.



  • Kaity
    November 19, 2011

    Lol. I just finished matched last night and let me tell u a secret….it was beautiful. I am soo eager to read the next books. Unfortunatly i have to wait for my library to get them. Oh well. Love the books. Keep up the good work;P



  • Maddy w
    December 6, 2011

    I love this book, iv’e read it 3 times, and still is fun to read. I used to dream about if I was Cassia.:)



  • TsigheredaMesfin
    December 7, 2011

    I love the book.
    i love how it has a love triangle, it’s so romantic!



  • ashley
    December 28, 2011

    I loved this book. I love how all my favorite authors have said good things about eachothers books. Like cassandra claire liking this series and then stephenie meyer liking cassandra’s mortal insruments series. If this ever went to a movie which I would love to see I picture selina gomez as cassia everytime I reread matched and when I read crossed which I just finished. Great series so far. Cannot wait for the finale.



  • Destiney
    December 31, 2011

    I think that the matched books are really good.i don’t read much I like these books and the are interesting and I couldn’t wait to read the next book :) <3



  • Cami
    January 3, 2012

    Great books written very well! I hated poetry before i read these books, but now i love it. Also love the playlists. I love Regina Spektor sooo much!



  • Tara Gregorich
    January 3, 2012

    Dear Ally Condie,



  • Tara Gregorich
    January 3, 2012

    Dear Ally Condie,
    I’m a young 13 year old writer. writing is the thing i love the absolute most. except for the fact that i’ve been having very strange writer blocks and forgetting what i want to write about. I have the worst problem ever and it is very annoying: I can come up with endings but begining stump me HARD! Some of the endings I can come up with could be passionate like: as they stood in the raining fire with nothing but eachother to they kissed a passionate kiss and held a passionate love. You see I was sort of hoping that you could e-mail me some answers to my problem. If you could I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you soooooo much.
    Your #1 fan,
    Tara Rose Gregorich



    • Natalie(:
      May 26, 2012

      Tara,
      Whenever I’m having trouble thinking of something for a story, like a beginning, I think about the characters I’ll put in the story/book and what they’re about, like if it’s a romance I’ll try to make the beginning involve something girly like, the main girl is painting her toenails a bright pink while she’s on the phone with her best friend talking about her crush. You know? I also will have a cup of tea, I don’t know why, but it calms me down and helps me think more easily. (Chamomile is the best (:) I hope this helped.
      -Someone Here To Help



  • Megan
    January 8, 2012

    Dear Ally Condie,
    You have enspired me to be a stronger, kinder, better person who can now say what I believe in and appreciate what I have. Not only that but you made me laugh and cry and wonder about the world and poetry!! Thank you so much for writing such powerful books <3



  • Danielle
    January 8, 2012

    I love ur book matched I’m just now reading it my teacher told me about and I also want to be a writer just like ( is that a little corny?)



  • therese
    January 10, 2012

    Wow! I LOVE your first two books in the Matched Trilogy? Anyone approach you for a movie? I think your writing is beautiful and inspiring. There is a line from Matched that I absolutely could not stop re-reading …. about spending sharing time from your life with others…. it was amazing! Anyway, I can not wait for the third book and until my oldest daughter can read it. Thank you for such a pleasure!



  • Kayla
    January 14, 2012

    Eeeeeek! I can’t believe u, Ally Condie might actually read this!!!! Hiiiiiiii! Im sure u hear it all the time, I’m ur biggest fan so I’m not gonna say it, I promise! The thing is I definitely am a huge, huge, HUGE fan! I have read matched 253 times and memorized it all! Crossed I have only read 197 times but that’s because it hasn’t been out as long but don’t worry it will catch up! I definitely can’t waint for the third book!!!!! I’m dying 2 find out the title!!!!!! Eeeep u may not believe this but every person I know knows wayyyyyy to much about matched an crossed because I have explained it to them! Lol my friends think I’m obsessed but I just think there super amazing books!! I would soooo love it if u might maybe kinda pleeeeez e-mail me just so I know u actually read this….. Anyway I just wanted to say I thought u were the best writer ever! Well u and Laura Ingalls Wilder because u c my other favorite book is these happy golden years by Laura I W! As I’m sure u can already tell I love romances and yours are soooooo great! I can’t waint to see how they end!!! Anyway I want to say thank u for writing and I would have been proud to have had u as my history teacher!



  • Breanna
    January 18, 2012

    Hey, I just finished reading Matched and i LOVED it!!! When I read the part where she was talking to her official about how Ky and Cassia’s love was set up and Cassia said That the kiss is still ours. It made me think of Taylor Swift’s new song Ours which fits perfectly!! Just though I would share!! Cannot wait to get my hands on Crossed!!



  • Keely
    January 29, 2012

    Omg!!!! I am a HUGE fan and I LOVE Crossed and Matched!!!!! I got Matched for Christmas and was done it by the end of Boxing Day and so then the next day I went out and bought Crossed and then I finished that the same day I bought it. I’ve read them both a TON of times. I am a writter and I love how real you make the characters seem. I wish my characters seem as real as yours. According to my BFFs Taylor and Sarah who are the only people who I have ever let read my books my characters are but I think they are just being nice. Matched and Crossed both always remind me of so many Taylor Swift songs. Each time I read them they remind me of different ones. Mostly Love Story, Story of Us, Forever and Always, and Ours though. You are my idol Ally!!!!



  • Cami
    February 2, 2012

    I think you should have added “Run” by Ben Kweller. I love that song.



  • Shananigans
    February 22, 2012

    Cruising around walmart with my friend we happened to cross the book section. We looked a few of the books there since I was looking for another series to read. The hunger games was right next to cross and the cover illustration really pulled me in for the buy! I took it home and started reading and the rest is history! No not really :p

    I didn’t put the book down once, not even for work. I hid the book under my cash register to read it when I had no one coming through. I absolutely ADORE this trilogy because it’s so different from anything else I’ve read! My personal favorite is how you’ve tied today’s generation into the series. Brilliant. I bought the second one as fast as possible, but now, just like all your readers I have to suffer to wait for the third one T.T I CAN’T WAIT :DDDDD
    I even got several of my friends, guys and girls a like. to open up and read it. It always leaves you wanting more or wondering what is written on the next page :3

    Thank you for this wonderful land you’ve created, it is absolutely marvelous. and I ADORE the playlist you made.
    <33



  • Rebekah
    February 25, 2012

    I love these books! They are like, a book you can read when your sad or happy or just about any emotion! Thank u soo much ally for writing these books!!(: When I first saw it I thought’hmm..cool cover. So i read the blurb and right then and thereI pulled out money and bought it! Then I got all my friends reading it!! Tanks again for writting these books!!(:
    <3



  • Megan LB(Maggie
    February 29, 2012

    Dear Allie,
    I have many things to say so Ill say it all, and hope it doesnt come out as a mess. First is thank you for writing this trilogy. Next would be I can not wait until the last book comes out! Third is you quite obviously inspire young people all over (including myself). You my dear are absolutely amazing. As the saying goes “You can never have too much sparkle” i believe the same applies here, except its you can never have too much Ally Condie. Thank you for taking time to read this. Keep on writing.
    Lots of Love,
    Megan



  • Megan Leighan
    February 29, 2012

    Dear Allie,
    Thank you for writing this trilogy. You have quite clearly inspired many young people(including myself). I can not wait until the next book comes out. Its like the saying”You can never have too much sparkles!” well except it would be you can never have too much Ally Condie. I would really like to know where the inspiration for these books came from. Well anyways thanks for taking the time to read this.
    Lots of love,
    Megan



  • Kinley
    March 1, 2012

    Dear Mrs. Condie,
    I hope you read this. It would mean a lot to me. I read. I am a reader and it is what I do. Every once in a while I come upon the just perfect book. So perfect that I .. I feel weird. Your story is AMAZING. I don’t see how anyone could come up with something better. I found myself falling in love with Ky, feeling sorry for Xander, and sadness when Vick died. You are an amazing writer, and I would love to write, too. This, I can not wait for the third book. If I know me, I will go around for weeks after I finish it sulking. Agh why do you have to have such an amazing story!?!?!? ( I am 14 by the way)



  • Kinley
    March 1, 2012

    Also, I looked up all the songs and played them as I read the books Made SUCH a difference. Pulled me in more.



  • Kinley
    March 2, 2012

    You should look up Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson. I like it for the second book



  • taylor :)
    March 19, 2012

    i love ky he is so freaking awesome and yeah it is way sexier than the giver



  • Danielle
    March 29, 2012

    Can I just start off by saying, WOW. These books…I just…I really have no words to desribe what I feel. I don’t know how many times I have read the books, I can’t count that high :) Matched, Crossed, Reached. My goodness. You don’t know what kind of look I had on my face when I saw that Reached was coming out. I literally screamed at the top of my lungs. I love the effect on the covers: the red, blue, and green for the tablets; Cassia slowly breaking out of the crystal ball in each book; the symbols in the second letter of each title. Overall, I won’t ever be able to say in my lifetime that I have (or will) ever read a better book series than this. I idolize you. I think that you have an ability to write in such a way that it makes you realize that this is what true writing should be like. It makes you want to open up and just embrace every moment in the books. I feel like I am right beside Cassia, Ky, and Xander when I read. Every single time, I know that in every corner of the book, there will be something waiting for me that will make me wonder. The first time I read the books, I read both in 3 days. I have told all of my friends (in detail) about how amazing these pieces of writing are. I am so ecstatic that Reached is coming out in November, and if I can wait that long, I will be the first one at Barnes and Nobles to buy the book. I am absolutely stunned by your ability to capture every moment that the characters have. You put every detail needed, every word and sentence, just makes you want to put yourself into the book, and live it out for yourself. I am so happy that you made this past year one that I can enjoy by reading the books over and over again. I am hoping you write more and I wish the best of luck to you. -Danielle



    • Danielle
      March 29, 2012

      I am 14 by the way. :) Thank you for these books. Really, thank you so much. :)



  • Eleanor
    April 7, 2012

    I love your books Matched and Crossed! I’ve read them both like a million times!I noticed you have a playlist for each book .I heard a song that i think goes really good with the books especially the part were it says “every kiss is a cursive line”. I cant believe you might actually read this! And i hope that you will listen to the song. I can’t wait till “REACHED” comes out!!!!

    the song is “Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last



  • Brianna
    April 16, 2012

    Dear Ally Condie,
    I’m doing a literature project over banned or challenged books and I was wondering if Crosses or Matched have ever been banned or challenged? I’d really appreciate if you’d e-mail and tell me! I’ve already read matched but i’d love an excuse to read it again. (: -Brianna



  • Ally
    April 30, 2012

    I loved this book so much and i read crossed and now my favorite song is blue lips ohh my gosh i listen to it every day after school and i been having dreams about these books and maybe this should been a movie (requested)?



  • Ally
    April 30, 2012

    Maybe this should be a movie



  • mariah
    May 10, 2012

    Oh My this is awesome and i think it should be a movie too



  • mariah
    May 10, 2012

    ps: I LOVE Crossed and Matched amazing books :)



  • Maddie
    May 19, 2012

    Your books are the BEST! i LOVE the Matched triligy! can’t wait for Reached! :3



  • June
    May 21, 2012

    Hey! I was just listening to a song recently, and i thought that it suited Matched really extremely well. It is called “You Are Goodbye”- Holly Conlan. I feel like this really represents Cassia Reyes. And some of the poems mentioned in the book. I hope you consider this!



  • Abigail Benkalifa
    May 25, 2012

    Dear , Ally Condie

    I Usually Never Read ! Until I Saw My Friend Reading Matched & I Fell In Love With It :) !
    U Aree The Best Writer Ever ! :)



  • Erica
    May 27, 2012

    I love making my own playlist for the books I absolutely love and while looking for songs for my Matched Playlist I came across Secrets by OneRepublic which I think almost perfectly describes Ky! I especially love the line “Got no reason, got no shame. Got no family I can blame. Just don’t let me disappear, I’mma tell you everything.” and “til’ all my sleeves are stained red, from all the truth that I’ve said.” I hope you get the time to read this and listen to the song if you haven’t already heard it…
    -Erica



    • Erica
      May 27, 2012

      Same Erica, I forgot to say I love your playlist!



  • Jayden
    May 29, 2012

    Dear Ally Condie,



  • Jayden Aurora Hunt
    May 29, 2012

    Dear Ally Condie,
    May I just say how much I LOVE your stories! I am a young 12 year old writer myself. I am having trouble getting to the point in some of my stories. I have really great characters and plot lines but it takes me, like, three pages just to describe one person. I try to take out some of the details but then the story kind of sounds incomplete. If you have any advice fro me I would greatly appreciate it! :)
    Thank you from your #1 fan,
    Jayden Aurora Hunt



  • Jessica Green
    June 9, 2012

    Please tell me someone is going to make a movie out of your books! I just LOVE the first two and cannot wait for the third one to come out!



  • Rigfield
    June 14, 2012

    I love that you have playlists for your books! As a YA Librarian, I’m always looking for new ways to engage young readers. Your playlists allows us to not only read and discuss your books, but opens a whole new area of discussion – that of music and how your song selection relates to what we read. I’ve “borrowed” this device for other books we read, asking the kids to come up with their own playlists! Thank you so much!



  • Maddy Perkins
    November 15, 2012

    hey ally condie you just visited my school and i was one of the speakers for you. I just wanted to say that my brother only hopes he can meet you in person like i did and that in my book you are the all time legend!! and you and your books will be here forever in my heart Ally Condie you are a rockstar



    • Ally
      November 16, 2012

      Maddy, you are such a sweetheart–so poised and lovely–and it was wonderful to meet you. Thank you for all the preparation and work you put into the visit! YOU are a rockstar. :)



  • KenaWIlky
    December 3, 2012

    Oh my!!! You have amazing taste! I love all these songs…now. Almost Lover is so sad! I LOVE it!!!



  • Michelle
    June 17, 2013

    I love the song Almost Lover by Fine Frenzy!!!!!! I’m currently listening to all the songs on this playlist!!! It’s so awesome. :)



  • Lindsey
    July 24, 2013

    Whenever I hear the song Major Minus by Coldplay, I think of this series.
    I really love these books, and this playlist for them. Science fiction has always interested me and when I found Matched, your writing was so mesmerizing! I can’t stop thinking about Matched.



  • Josse
    August 6, 2013

    wow, fits good!
    But I have one song that I can’t get out of my mind and I promise you, it fits so good to Matched, Susanne Sundfør – White foxes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCIaj-oLi28



  • vianca hurtado
    August 19, 2013

    during reading this book i actually had one song that i felt matched it perfectly this song was state of grace by Taylor Swift look into it




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