Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
I was really expecting a lot from this book, maybe because most dystopian books I've read are so good. They have such great and exciting plot lines, which this book really seemed to lack. All I got from this book was a love story, which don't get me wrong, was great, but I was really looking for more excitement with rebelling against the government. But I'm sure that will happen in the rest of the series. Cassia, had so much character development, so I applaud Ally Condie for that. She was really a different person at the end of the book. I found myself skimming through most of the book, unfortunately, I kept looking for an exciting part and couldn't find one. I have to say though, what happened at the end was pretty shocking, and the other thing was sad too. I won't say what it was. The book was really well written though, it was beautiful, so it was still pretty good and I'm going to read the rest of the series soon. So even though it was a tad boring, you should still read it. By the way, I'm not going to rate the status of a book anymore, just the stars.