By Ally Condie
The hotly awaited moment ebook within the dystopian Matched trilogy
In seek of a destiny that will not exist and confronted with the choice of who to percentage it with, Cassia trips to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by way of the Society to his sure dying - merely to discover that he has escaped, leaving a chain of clues in his wake.
Cassia's quest leads her to question a lot of what she holds pricey, while she unearths glimmers of a distinct existence around the border. yet as Cassia nears get to the bottom of and simple task approximately her destiny with Ky, a call for participation for uprising, an unforeseen betrayal, and a shock stopover at from Xander - who might carry the most important to the rebellion and, nonetheless, to Cassia's middle - swap the sport once more. not anything is as anticipated at the fringe of Society, the place crosses and double crosses make the trail extra twisted than ever.
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She knew this kind of killing. She’d seen it before. Everything about it was a feedback loop, building itself into something bigger and more horrifying. She wondered if she had already been picked out, if it was already too late to run. She fled the scene, wondering if the city was finally going to drag her down and swallow her, just as it had swallowed Jamie. Who did this to you, Jamie? she wondered as she fled. And then, the more important question: What did you tell them about me? indd 35 1/20/15 1:34 PM chapter 3 A ragged gouge cut the face of the Red Cross/China Friendship water pump—some kind of tool dug in, furrowing carbon plastics like her daddy’s plow had once ripped San Antonio dirt, except deeper, and more angry.
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