Crossed

Crossed

eBook - 2011
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Seventeen-year-old Cassia sacrifices everything and heads to the Outer Provinces in search of Ky, where she is confronted with shocking revelations about Society and the promise of rebellion.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781101542521
1101542527
9781101545409
1101545402
Characteristics: 1 online resource (367 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 23, 2018

Crossed is the second novel in the Matched trilogy written by Allie Condie. The Society has taken away too much from there citizens and now they have taken away Ky. Cassia, determined to find him, journeys to the outer provinces where she learns that Ky has escaped into the carving. Cassia along with her friend Indie learn that there are many secrets the society has been hiding. She realizes that the perfect world she once trusted and that kept her safe was all a lie. While on the lookout for Ky, Cassia also ends up finding something that could make her future with Ky possible; a rebellion is on the rise. Crossed is definitely a harder read than the first novel Matched, because each chapter transitions between Cassia and Ky. Also the events that occur in the novel are not suitable for a younger audience. This novel is definitely a mature read. Fans of the Divergent series and The Hunger Games would definitely like reading this novel. If you enjoyed Matched, I would highly recommend reading Crossed. Overall, if I had to rate this novel, I would have to rate it five out of five stars. @SapphireReads of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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Gwen904
Sep 07, 2018

This sequel draws a sharp comparison to 'Matched' because of its fast pace and exciting premise. Cassia escapes to find Ky, leaving the Society and entering a dangerous world lacking food, water, and hope. The author's writing is poetic, romantic, and engaging, and the plot leaves plenty of strands waiting for a threequel. I really loved how Cassia started to piece together information about the Rising, the Society, and Xander, eventually coming to conclusions and twists that I did not see coming. A surprising, gently crafted sequel that stands out from the rest of YA literature.

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jwlzmath
Feb 18, 2018

The first book I zipped through and was on the edge of my seat. This second book of the series I had to check out three times to get through. It was slow and seemed to keep repeating itself. I still have many unanswered questions! It will take me a while to be interested in checking out the third book to complete the series.

dturk01 Jan 16, 2018

I loved reading Matched and was desperate to see where Crossed led us in the story. Crossed is written from both Cassia's and Ky's point of view (which I loved), but this story was a bit slow at times. It was great to see how Cassia and Ky handled their new roles in the Society and what they had to do to make it back to each other. However once they were back together, insecurities plagued them and forced them to make decisions that shifted their relationship. I can't wait to see how their relationship plays out in Reached.

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LINA ZHU
Jan 11, 2017

SMASH!!!!! Cassia is smashing the Blue Tablet crystal ball. And I loved the second book too. :)

DBRL_KrisA Nov 27, 2016

This second book in the Matched trilogy is better than the first. The first book takes place entirely within the very structured, controlled world of The Society, so nothing exciting happens. While it makes for an interesting set-up to the story, it doesn't make for a very exciting story. In this second book, Cassia and Ky find themselves on the outskirts of Society life, and they even venture out into the caves and canyons outside. So there's more action, and some unexpected things happen, to show that hey, when you venture outside The Society's rules, you just never know what's gonna happen. But it's still pretty slow-moving. Cassia pines for Ky, and Ky thinks a lot about Cassia, and how much of his story he should let her know. And that's another problem with the book - secrets, and hints at secrets, and references to secrets that may be the reader knows about, but do we I don't know and it's all so confusing. We need a synopsis at the end of the book to say, here's all the stuff we definitely told you definitely happened in this chapter.
The point of view alternates back and forth from chapter to chapter between Ky and Cassia, something I often find annoying, but don't mind in this case. James Patterson does this a lot, but he'll have one character carry the point of view for several chapters, then switch to another, and so on. Condie only switches back and forth between Cassia and Ky, and they alternate from chapter to chapter, so you know that, if Cassia was telling last chapter, Ky is telling this one. Makes things a lot less confusing.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 29, 2016

So here we have a pair of star crossed lovers. More specifically, we have a triangle. My friend just realized, as did I, that the covers of the books coordinate with the colours of the pills: green, blue, and red. Is that not suspicious? Cool? Alas, we have the spectacular trio separated from each other in certainly odd ways. Romance and dystopia, why not? I read this book a while back, but the gist is still stuck with me. It was introduced to me by a very good friend, a different than the first, who really liked romance. We are still very good friends and I recommended to her The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, which I also recommend to anyone who likes adventure more in stories similar to this trilogy. 4.5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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BootacularCrimson
Jul 29, 2016

This Book was boring. :\

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_hannah
Jul 22, 2016

After how much I enjoyed Matched (the book that comes in the series before this) I was super excited to start reading Crossed. Unfortunately, Crossed was not all that I hoped it would be. I found it slow and uninteresting, like words on a page rather than a story. I would still recommend Matched, but not Crossed.

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brit22fab
Jul 21, 2016

The story plot line is great! There were a few times when I had to reread the page again so I could really get it because some parts just didn't really make sense or it didn't really add to the story. Or it was just taking too long. Besides that, the love story of Crossed was still amazing. And now, it's not just the love triangle that pulls you in, but the story of a rebellion. I can't wait to read how it all ends!

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brit22fab
Jul 21, 2016

"Painting in the dark, he couldn't see. The scenes blend and bleed into one another. Sometimes the colors are strange.a green sky, blue stones. And me, standing there in a dress.
He painted it red."

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brit22fab
Jul 21, 2016

"When you first love, you look blind and you see it all as the glorious, beloved whole, or a beautiful sum of beautiful parts. But when you see the one you love as pieces, as whys- why he walks like this, why he closes his eyes like that- you can love those parts, too, and it's a love at once more complicated and more complete"

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brit22fab
Jul 21, 2016

" "I always thought it was safer to bury stuff," Vick says.
"Not always," I tell him, remembering the hill. "Sometimes it's safer to take it as high as you can" "

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blue_zebra_421
Jul 16, 2015

"Fine, Grandfather, I think to myself, I will be strong enough to go without the tablet. But there are other things I'm not stong enough to go without, and I intend to fight for them."

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yellow_squirrel_19
Jun 26, 2014

“Everyone has something of beauty about them. But loving let's you look, and look, and look again. You notice the back of a hand, the turn of a head, the way of a walk. When you first love, you look blind and you see it all as the glorious, beloved whole, or a beautiful sum of beautiful parts. But when you see the one you love as pieces, as why's, you can love those parts too, and it's a love at once more complicated and more complete.”

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May 26, 2014

"Do Not Go Gentle".

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brit22fab
Jul 21, 2016

Ky is now in the Outer Provinces. Cassia flees there wanting to find him. But when she arrives to the Outer Provinces, she founds out that Ky ran into the canyons.
Now going into the canyons herself, she will risk anything to be with Ky again.
After finding him, she leads them to her next mission in finding the rebellion.
But along the way, secrets and mysteries and surprises from her life in the Society, might be waiting for her, or to change the rules of the game once more.

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bookangel05
Jun 17, 2014

n 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.

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Lijiale
Aug 10, 2012

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.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Seventeen-year-old Cassia sacrifices everything and heads to the Outer Provinces in search of Ky, where she is confronted with shocking revelations about Society and the promise of rebellion.

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Mahala
Jan 07, 2012

At the end of Matched, Cassie has discovered that her match with Ky was planned, but does not know by whom. They were purposely put together and watched. Her actions were all predicted ahead of time, and she has fulfilled all that they predicted she would do, including placing Ky in the category for advancement. They knew she was aware that he was smarter than he let on and that human emotions played a part in her decision. We also saw that Xander was not all we had thought, in that he had been jealous of Ky for a while, but would do anything for the love of his life, Cassie. When Cassie told him about Ky's picture on her card, he stated the obvious, "I was there too, Cassie. You only chose to see him". Xander is definitely more than he appears, I dont know if I want her to chose Ky or Xander.

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