Reached by Ally Condie
When I read, I ask a LOT of questions. Here’s some stuff I searched or wondered about while reading Reached.
From my Review:
More poetic writing from the lovely Ally. In the final book of the Matched trilogy, we get a lot of questions answered, like how Cassia became immune to the red tablet. But Ally doesn’t answer everything which is what makes this book stick with me. In fact, when she signed my book she wrote “Remember – it’s all right to wonder…” I’m still wondering about the Otherlands… Read More
Through the whole series, I kept wondering where exactly the provinces were. Well I found this awesome map from aimmyarrowshigh.
Be sure to check out the post about how they came up with the map. It’s pure nerdy awesome.
I had to smile when Sego Lilies were mentioned in Reached because they are very Utahn. In fact, they are the state flower of this lovely state I live in. The Mormon Pioneers ate the bulbs during hard times and they thrive in the desert.
Chasm of the Colorado by Thomas Moran
Girl Fishing at San Vigilio by John Singer Sargent
Click the links to read the full poems.
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Dylan Thomas
Poem in October – Dylan Thomas
Crossing the Bar – Alfred Lord Tennyson
They Dropped Like Flakes – Emily Dickinson
I Did Not Reach Thee – Emily Dickinson
In Time of Pestilence, 1593 – Thomas Nashe
In the author’s note at the end of Reached, Ally says Ray Bradbury and Rita Dove are mentioned in Crossed and the other two authors were inspirations as well. I’ve listed their most well-known works here. The title links go to Goodreads.
My biggest question that I kept wondering about:
Where are the Otherlands? Are they over the ocean? Is it Mexico and Canada? South America?
Do you have any theories? Because I kind of think it might be Europe or something. They would have to be extremely far away to justify no one coming back. And Ally doesn’t seem the type of person that would be like no one came back because they ALL DIED.