Ally Condie - Author

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ISBN 9780525423652 | 01 Nov 2011 | Dutton Children's | 9.25 x 6.25in | 12 - AND UP years
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The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

"Both rich and easy to digest, this will leave fans hungry for the third book." - Kirkus, starred review

"Condie delves into the inner lives of her characters, plumbing their pasts, confronting their beliefs..." - Booklist

"Told in alternating chapters from their points of view, the book gives readers full access to the hearts and minds of two memorable characters. Their needs, love, and internal conflicts are palpable. Their voices are distinct and authentic, and the writing is often poetic." - School Library Journal

"This is more than just a placeholder between the first and last parts of a trilogy...Condie effectively sets the stage for the final chapter in Cassia's story by leaving the reader hanging at the end of the book. Matched fans will devour this book and be eager for the concluding one." - VOYA

"If you are feeling Katniss withdrawal, check out a new dystopian world where husbands are assigned and no one is free." - Seventeen Magazine

"Vivid, poetic writing will pull fans through as Condie immerses readers in her characters' yearnings and hopes." - Publishers Weekly

"Crossed is an action-driven sequel, steered by characters who break the rules, form new alliances and commit to surprising paths for the upcoming final installment." - Shelf Awareness

"Fans of the Matched trilogy will not be disappointed in this second installment, and will finish it eagerly awaiting the trilogy's conclusion." - BookPage

"A world of discovery, growth and beauty." - Salt Lake City Weekly

An "ah-mazing sequel." - Justine Magazine

"Full of adventure, mystery, and intrigue" -

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