Wednesday, January 18, 2012
WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS WEEK? Week of January 16, 2012
I am reading Matched by Ally Condie. So far, this book is very interesting. It is a science fiction book that takes place in the future. In this book, teenagers, at the age of 17, are "matched" with their spouse in a grand ceremony. They have no choice in the matter, and none of the characters in the book seem to care about that! The "society" also chooses everyone's jobs, what food they eat, what books they read, everything. Everyone "dies" at 80 years old - not even of natural causes. They are basically killed. I find it weird that no one questions this! I'm only about a third of the way through, so we'll see what happens. I think the main character, Cassia, might be starting to question whether or not this way of life is good.