Monday, January 2, 2012

Matched By Ally Condie

I think I have finally realized what the new craze is, when it comes to reading Young Adult books.  Dystopic.  Futuristic. After the (pretty much) end of the world as we know it today.  People still exist but live WAYYYYY different then we do now.

We've got of course, the much crazed about, Hunger Games Trilogy, which has the world, at least whats left of it, split into districts.  A future where they are definitely ahead in technology, when it comes to hovercrafts, computers, etc. but a sad world of labor, and being controlled by the government.

Then we've got The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld, where the world is completely crazed on appearance.  I mean, seriously (!!!) you get a surgery when you hit the age of 16!! Then you've got the walls, that gives you anything you want; anything from food, clothes, Halloween Costumes, hoverboards, etc.   And the world (at least the city part, where almost everyone lives) is controlled by the government.

And then we've got Matched by Ally Condie, which is the book I just finished reading.  It's more like The Uglies Series, in that the government is seeking perfection; instead of The Hunger Games, where people enjoy watching children get killed.  And then of course, in this one everyone is controlled by the government.

Are they trying to tell us something??? Are we going to be completely controlled by the government in the future???

I mean, there is already a lot that the government controls in today's world, but can you imagine having the government tell us that at a certain age we are all going to get surgery to make us look a certain way, that satisfies the government (hmm...thank you, government, for saying I'm ugly! That definitely makes me feel better about myself!), or how about having the government sort our lives to their requirements??