Crossed by Ally Condie


Written by Ally Condie
Part of the Matched Series

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A welcome return to the world first encountered in Matched. It’s a world in which society decides who you should love – and everything else about your life. When Cassia broke the rules because she found her own true love, everything went into meltdown. Now Cassia must try to take control again. Bravely she heads off in search of Ky. Can she save him and can she stay safe herself? Told sometimes by Cassia and sometimes by Ky the story twists and turns with danger lurking never far away. An exciting and passionate story set in a bleak and uncompromising world which raises many questions about why freedom to choose matters.


Crossed by Ally Condie

Rules are different outside the Society. Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again. Narrated from both Cassia's and Ky's points of view, this hotly anticipated sequel to Matched will take them both to the edge of Society, where nothing is as expected and crosses and double crosses make their path more twisted than ever...

This title is the incredible sequel to acclaimed international bestseller, Matched. You can find out all about the Matched series on its dedicated website - click here.


Praise for Matched:

‘Unmissable’ - Marie Claire

‘Poetic, page-turning prose’ - Telegraph

‘Beautifully written, touching and intelligent’ - Daily Mirror

‘This smart and imaginative story is utterly thrilling’ - Closer

About the Author

Ally Condie

Ally Condie is the author of the international bestseller MATCHED, and its sequel, CROSSED.

MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten, named as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010, selected as the #1 Pick on the Winter Kid’s Indie Next List, and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly. In a starred review for the sequel, CROSSED, Kirkus called the Matched series an “addictive, layered dystopic trilogy.”

A former English teacher (who still keeps her license current, just in case!), she lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, writing, running, and listening to her husband play guitar.

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384 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

24th November 2011




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