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Life of Pi - Yann Martel. Such an interesting and at times whimsical story. The ending was what truly makes this one of my favorites. Absolutely gut wrenching to realize the reality behind this fantasy voyage. Shows the true capability of the human spirit to cope with all manner of hardship.
Matched is about a future "Utopian" society where everything is decided for its people. Even their life partner. When Cassia gets her match, she sees two pictures of two boys she both knows. In this novel she struggles to figure out which love is right, learns that her society isn't what she once thought it was, and how to take risks.