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Ally Condie

USA flag (b.1971)

Ally Condie is the author of the MATCHED Trilogy, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller. MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten and named as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010. The sequels, CROSSED and REACHED, were also critically acclaimed and received starred reviews, and all three books are available in 30 languages.

She is the founder of the non-profit WriteOut Foundation, which runs–a writing camp for teens that allows students to work with published authors, experience the outdoors, and enjoy other activities (plays, costume balls, rock climbing, and more).

Ally lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, writing, running, and listening to her husband play guitar.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Inspirational
New Books
September 2023

The Only Girl in Town
   1. Yearbook (2006)
   2. First Day (2007)
   3. Reunion (2008)
   1. Matched (2010)
   2. Crossed (2011)
   3. Reached (2012)
DarkDeep (with Brendan Reichs)
   1. The DarkDeep (2018)
   2. The Beast (2019)
   3. The Torchbearers (2020)
   Freshman for President (2008)
   Being Sixteen (2010)
   Atlantia (2014)
   Summerlost (2016)
   The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe (2019)
   The Only Girl in Town (2023)
   True Heroes (2015) (with others)
Ally Condie recommends
Arlo Finch in the Lake of the Moon (2019)
(Arlo Finch, book 2)
John August
"A fast, fun, and fearless tale. Arlo's adventures feel both completely real and entirely magical. I loved it!"
Far from the Tree (2017)
Robin Benway
"Far from the Tree is the kind of book that strikes close to a reader's heart. I had to know what happened to Grace, Maya, and Joaquin, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Beautiful."
Nemesis (2017)
(Project Nemesis, book 1)
Brendan Reichs
"Reichs keeps you at the edge of your seat without compromising depth and heart. Prepare to think about these characters long after you’ve closed the book."
Dangerous (2014)
Shannon Hale
"'Dangerous' is exactly that--you will not be able to put this book down, nor will you be able to get its fantastic heroine, Maisie Brown, out of your head."
Unbreakable (2013)
(Legion, book 1)
Kami Garcia
"Unbreakable is a fast-paced, relentless race through a world of demons and spirits, darkness and light -- and the finish line comes when you least expect it. I can't wait for the next book!"
Blackout (2013)
(Blackout , book 1)
Robison Wells
"A thrilling combination od Wells's trademark twists and terror. Fantastic!"

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