Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows that he is her ideal mate but then she sees Ky Markham’s face flashes on the screen for a split second before it fades to black.
The Society tells her it’s a glitch and that Cassie should think about the happy life she’s going to have with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia is faced with a difficult decision. Xander, the only life she’s known or Ky, a path that no one else has dared to follow.
Annabelle, 12, Dunstable Library, Central Bedfordshire