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Condie, Ally.
New York : Dutton Books, 2012

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

In the final book in the Matched trilogy, we find Cassia working for the Rising within Society.  She is working as a sorter for Society.  Ky is now flying airships for the Rising.  And Xander is a medical official who is secretly working for the Rising.  They are all waiting for the Rising to begin.  And to get back to each other.  When the Plague strikes, Xander works tirelessly helping patients. The Rising takes the opportunity to strike.  They promise a cure for the Plague.  They successfully take over and are able to cure those who are affected by the Plague.  But then it mutates.  And there is no cure.  And now people are quarantined and cannot travel.  There is no way for Xander, Cassia and Ky to reach each other.  And not all of them are immune to the new Plague.  Hold on to your hat and be prepared for lots of twists and turns as they try to find a cure for the Plague and most of all,  to reach each other.

Booktalk #2

Concluding the Matched series, we gain a new perspective with Xander as a narrator. The passive struggle continues between the Rising and the Society. After a difficult fight to escape, Cassia is thrown back into the Society, undercover, and runs back in to Xander which complicates her choice with her match. She remains conflicted on how to best help the Rising and trying to figure out who she is supposed to be with.

(Candace Skoff, Colorado Blue Spruce Award nominee, 2014)

SUBJECTS:     Government, Resistance to -- Fiction.

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