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—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Thoughtful, poetic chapter endings guide readers new to psychological depth toward meaningful connections between plot events and thematic reflections. Along the way, a lovely relationship develops between Leo and Cedar that transcends the expected crush, indicating a more profound way of relating to a friend.”

—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB), Starred Review

“Condie makes her middle-grade debut with a tender novel about a family coming to terms with a personal tragedy… A nuanced portrait of grief deeply grounded in the middle-school mindset.”

“Have this on hand for readers who enjoy a sweet, heartfelt story.”
—School Library Journal

“There’s no monumental grief breakthrough, nor should there be: this is the realistic going on, day by day, after bereavement. Honest, lovely, and sad.”
—Kirkus Reviews

#3 on the Top 10 Spring 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List


“Utterly captivating. A heroine unlike any I’d met before, a setting I’d never glimpsed, a story I’d never imagined. Atlantia is fresh, wild, and engrossing. I love Ally Condie.”
—Shannon Hale, award-winning, bestselling author of Austenland and Dangerous

“A gorgeous, crumbling underwater world, a murder mystery, a sweet romance, a sinister plot, long-protected secrets… they’re all here! But what made us love this new stand-alone from talented Ally Condie? Rio. She’s a strong, brave, self-sacrificing heroine who never gives up.”
—Justine Magazine

“Condie brings tremendous depth to her world-building, finding terrific details in a culture created both to help people survive, and to perhaps keep them under control.”
—Salt Lake City Weekly

“A fast-paced fantasy adventure tale in a richly drawn dystopian future . . . this is a title that’s sure to be immensely popular with teens.”
—School Library Journal

“Each mystery leads into another, and Condie keeps readers guessing to the end.”
—Shelf Awareness


—Kirkus, Starred Review

“Condie’s enthralling and twisty dystopian plot is well served by her intriguing characters and fine writing. While the ending is unresolved (the book is first in a trilogy), Cassia’s metamorphosis is gripping and satisfying.”

—Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

“…superb dystopian romance.”
—The Wall Street Journal

Matched is a wonderful debut with strong, rather than strident, feminist undertones — a primer for young minds encouraged to question.”
—Los Angeles Times

“The stunning clarity and attention to detail in Condie’s Big Brother–like world is a feat. Some readers might find the Society to be a close cousin of Lois Lowry’s dystopian future in The Giver (1993), with carefully chosen work placements, constant monitoring, and pills for regulating emotional extremes. However, the author just as easily tears this world apart while deftly exploring the individual cost of societal perfection and the sacrifices inherent in freedom of choice.”

Chosen as one of YALSA’S 2011 Teens’ Top Ten
Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010
#1 Pick on the Winter 2010/2011 Kid’s Indie Next List
YALSA 2011 Best Fiction for Young Readers
YALSA 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
Amazon Best Books of the Month, December 2010
2010 Whitney Award Winner for Best Youth Fiction: Speculative


—Kirkus, Starred Review

“Told in alternating chapters from their points of view, the book gives readers full access to the hearts and minds of two memorable characters. Their needs, love, and internal conflicts are palpable. Their voices are distinct and authentic, and the writing is often poetic.”
—School Library Journal

“This is more than just a placeholder between the first and last parts of a trilogy… Condie effectively sets the stage for the final chapter in Cassia’s story by leaving the reader hanging at the end of the book. Matched fans will devour this book and be eager for the concluding one.”

“…vivid, poetic writing… Condie immerses readers in her characters’ yearnings and hopes.”
—Publisher’s Weekly

2011-2012 Kids’ Indie Next List Selection


—Kirkus, Starred Review

“… Condie continues to draw readers in to her vivid broken world, adding rich color to the story through the interplay between characters and small but important moments. Unpredictable twists and revelations – yes, that includes a happy resolution to the trilogy’s romantic triangle – will leave readers satisfied with the fates of their favorites.”

—Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

“In the last volume of Condie’s trilogy, Cassia, Ky, and Xander must save the Society from a deadly plague. Though the three perspectives can complicate the narrative, the action and romance combine to make REACHED the most gratifying entry in the series. There’s no shame in crying at the end.”
—Entertainment Weekly, A-