Week 4 Reflection

I have reached the end of Matched but are all my questions answered? Most off them have been but there are still some floating around unanswered and that was the end of the book. I was a little let down with the ending of Matched because it didn’t answer those final questions, like who does Cassia pick? However there are two more books that are apart of that trilogy. Matched was a different type of book to others that I have read, the book was based in a society where everything is done for you. I’m still not hooked on the idea of the society controlling your whole entire life but little things like them picking your clothes for you is fine. It does make me wonder why the author Ally Condie decided to base this storyline on a society theme. The author writes her story as if your Cassia because your wondering who she’s going to choose and she is also in that dilemma too. It was a book that made your head blow up with questions between characters Cassia, Xander and Ky. This book was kind of set out in steps like how there life starts for example the match banquet and then getting a job. There were many problems which kept the book going and filled with action from all characters. There were some surprises in the book that I was not expecting or did not imagining. Which was when Ky was told that he was going to work, in the army in an outer province. I would like to read the next two books that come after Matched, as I would like to find out my unanswered questions. I do wonder though if the rest of the secrets will unravel in the second book or if that’s just a book that’s in between and keeping up us with what’s happening. I do think that maybe everything will come out in the last book as it’s the end of the trilogy. After looking at the front cover of the next book Reached, I predict that maybe Cassia will break out of  the societies comfort zone (like the bubble) and perhaps end up picking  Ky or maybe Xander. I’m not really sure what’s to come but I will be reading the following books, as I do need to find out who she ends up with. Overall I thought Matched was a great book choice for Lit Circles, as it does create a lot of discussion. It made your mind fill with questions and some that my other classmates wanted the answer to too.

This year I enjoyed Lit Circles because as soon as I heard this book I thought that it is one that I would like to read. It was a bit different to what I like to read, which is action and mystery but it still included those genres. I hadn’t read a book based on a society before so I thought this could be interesting, to see how characters would deal with it in the book. I think that Lit Circles gets people into reading and also explaining what they’ve understand, by sharing their activities. I found all the activities good and interesting as people had creative ways to present them.

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