I didn't quite mean to take the week off blogging, but it was my spring break and I had lots of resting, reading, cleaning and sewing to do instead. I need another week! I got two dresses sewed, went on a daytrip to a local animal preserve and museum, stuff like that. Now I have a lot of books to get caught up on.
Crossed, by Ally Condie
I read Matched when it came out, and enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to getting Crossed too. One thing I like about Ally Condie's dystopian fiction is that there's a good story without a ton of gory violence or sex. Condie's focus seems to be on how people make choices; her oppressive Society hardly allows any choices at all, and Cassia's development is all about the freedom to make decisions, allowing other people their freedom too, and taking the consequences.