Reached

Reached

Book - 2012
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"In search of a better life, Cassia joins a widespread rebellion against Society, where she is tasked with finding a cure to the threat of survival and must choose between Xander and Ky"--
Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, ©2012
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780525423669
Branch Call Number: F CON YA
Characteristics: 512 p. ; 24 cm

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BudgiesNbooks
Sep 11, 2017

I barely made my way through this book. The first book was really good and the second book was okay, but this one was not. It felt like the first book and this book were written by different authors or something. I liked the story, but I did not like how it was written.

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LINA ZHU
Jan 11, 2017

The third book from Ally Condie called Reached is so awesome to read it. I enjoyed it so much. :)

DBRL_KrisA Nov 27, 2016

Overall, I enjoyed this book so much. The last few chapters definitely passed the "crying in Wendy's" test.
I had a few issues, of course. This volume is substantially longer than the first two books in the series. I know, that's because there were so many things to wrap up at the end, and it's common for the last book in a series to be longer than the others (Harry Potter, anyone?). But this book also seems to slow down in the middle, as if Condie was trying to decide if she could wrap things up in this book, or if she needed to expand to a fourth book.
My other main quibble with the book (and really, the series in general, but especially this book) is that a couple things weren't explained clearly enough: the process of "sorting", and the whole biology/genetics/virology mess with the Plague. I'm still not completely understanding the whole bit with the immunity to the original plague versus the immunity to the mutation, and how the mutation happened, etc. I'm sure it's not as complicated as it seems in my mind, but I feel the author could have done a better job explaining it.It did seem that the conversations about the Plague in the book were a bit too technical for the average reader (or at least this reader).
I still don't subscribe to the popular idea that the idea for this book was stolen from Lois Lowry's The Giver. As I said elsewhere, it's been a while since I read the first book in that series, and I never did read the rest of the series, so maybe there's more to it than I'm seeing.
So, a good ending to a good series, although with a few rough spots. I think my sister would have enjoyed the series, especially the romance between Cassia and Ky, and the emphasis on Cassia's loving family, but I think she would have had some of the same issues with understanding the science.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 29, 2016

I got a bit confused reading this last book, at quite a few parts. But that is probably because I left spaces of time in between parts of the book due to the overload of schoolwork. I also read a few other books while reading this one, and I guess my interest just died a bit from the start. It may have been the interest level of the book, or maybe not. Here is some advice: do not read a billion books at once. I tried, and forgetting some crucial parts of this book is just one side effect. It really shakes your focus, and I guess this book taught me multiple lessons. Her dress is really pretty though, (even though we aren't supposed to judge a book by the cover.) 5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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brit22fab
Aug 05, 2016

Matched really started the series off perfectly. Crossed was a bit confusing but still good. Reached kinda had its own story line and didn't really conutinue the "story". The series itself is pretty good but it did disappoint me a bit as it wasn't really what i had thought the books to be about. The only major flaw in the series is that you start Matched with the idea that it's mainly about a love triangle but in Crossed the love triangle dies out and it's mainly about the system they live in. In Reached, the main idea is the rebellion and the revolution. Even though the story did die a bit throughout each book, I'm glad that Xander found someone and Ky and Cassia ended up together but I hate the fact that the ending does seem a bit rushed.

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EvelynB2004
Jul 19, 2016

Somewhat predictable but a good read.

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laradalkilic
Jul 06, 2016

I think I was one of the only people who truly HATED reading this book. The book still seemed slow and un exciting I MEAN COME ON- I honestly think the author had an idea while writing the first book and she was all like "Wow this is a great idea im gonna write a book." and then she felt pressure to write another book and another while still trying to keep people happy (hence Xander's love intrest) It would have been better if EVERYONE DIED AND IT WAS COVERED WITH FIRE EVERYWHERE AND PEOPLE SCREAMED FOR THE MERCY OF DEATH. Hey, that was pretty good, I should write a book.

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Greisi
Mar 31, 2016

This was definitely my favourite out of all three books. I think the plot that had been going on through books 1 and 2 kind of got lost behind another plot in this one, but it was definitely more interesting and faster paced than the previous two books.

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Gr4c13
Apr 25, 2015

The first book was definitely the best, and they just got less interesting from there. I feel that the author had to create another character just so Xander had someone else to end up with while Cassia and Ky lived happily ever after. I, for one, would have been heartbroken if Cassia just ditched me like that. The ending was not very satisfying, but then again, there have been worse endings to trilogies (cough cough MAZE RUNNER cough cough)

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OliviaF2020
Feb 16, 2015

This book was not a quick read. Apologies to whoever had a hold on this book, I kept it about 20 days late. It was really good, but I didn't have that need to pick it up when bored. When I did read it, though, I couldn't stop. I wish there was another book in this series. I want to know what happens next! One tip while reading this, make sure to check whose perspective the chapter is before reading. Spare yourself the confusion. I recommend this book, though, to anyone who wants to read it. Read the first two in the trilogy first, though, it'll make SO much more sense. Read this book! You won't regret it.

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Aug 02, 2013

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JewelMcLatchy Aug 20, 2013

I remember what Anna called the three of us. The Pilot. The Poet. The Physic. They are in all of us. I believe this. That every person might have a way to fly, a line of poetry to put down for others to see, a hand to heal.

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AngelFire101
Aug 03, 2013

"You cannot change your journey if you are unwilling to move at all."

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Legomyeggo33
Jul 26, 2013

"I love you, and I always will, but things can't hold like this....Because we've done too much waiting in our lives, Xander. Don't wait for me anymore."

Page 178

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violet_dog_2652
Jun 02, 2013

Do not go gentle.

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HLINGUM
May 04, 2013

If you let hope inside, it takes you over. It feeds on your insides and uses your bones to climb and grow. Eventually it becomes the thing that is your bones, that holds you together. Holds you up until you don't know how to live without it anymore. To pull it out of you would kill you entirely.

universalPuppy Jan 31, 2013

"You cannot change your journey if you are unwilling to move at all." pg. 232

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HLINGUM
Jan 19, 2013

In a story, you can turn to the front and begin again and everyone lives once more.
That doesn't work in real life. And I love my real people the most. Bram. My mother. My father. Ky. Xander.

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weepingangels
Jul 26, 2014

In search of a better life, Cassia joins a widespread rebellion against the Society where she is tasked with finding a cure to the threat of survival and must choose between Xander and Ky.

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bookangel05
Jun 17, 2014

After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising—and each other—Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.

In this gripping conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.

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AngelFire101
Aug 03, 2013

Cassia has finally found her role in the rising. As well Ky and her are together while Xander falls in love with an unlikely person.

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violet_dog_2652
Jun 02, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: All the death and graphic disease mutation scenes.

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