Matched is the first book in the series, and in it we meet Cassia. She has a loving mother and father, a younger brother, and all the security that she could ever ask for. What she doesn't have is choices. The Society makes all of her choices for her and the other citizens of Mapletree Borough, including what art, poems and music she will enjoy, who she will be matched with and how she will die on her 80th birthday. You see, they have collected and sorted all the pertinent data, so the Society knows best how to keep everyone optimally safe and healthy. That is, if you are a Citizen. If you are classified as an Aberration or an Anomaly, things don't turn out so great for you. But the data is not always correct, for even though Cassia is matched to her handsome, life-long friend Xander, it is an Aberration that she truly loves. Crossed takes Cassia into the world of the Carving, the place where she learns about the Rising and the people who live outside of the Society. It is a stark and beautiful place, filled with danger and obstacles both physical and mental, but it is in the final book Reached that Cassie is finally able to make her own choices. Will they be the right ones? You'll just have to read the books to find out.
The Matched Trilogy reminded me a little of Logan's Run, although with longer lives and a lot less debauchery. (Did I just date myself of WHAT?!) My daughter loved the books, and I enjoyed reading them, but I'll let you DECIDE for yourself! TBC