Searching for the Rebellion
Allie Condie's Crossed takes the reader back to Oren, or at lease back to the people who used to inhabit Oria, and the fight for control of Free Will. The story picks up with Cassia, now exiled to the outer provinces, and her struggle to reunite with Ky and find the Rising. It also brings us a little closer to Xander and imparts some interesting revelations about his character. The book is full of deception, sacrifice, secrets, and testing relationships. As the characters struggle toward personal growth and the Rising, the reader is asked to question motives and actions on a constant basis. Who do we trust? Who should Cassia trust? Where is everything going to lead? Will the Rising be everything the citizens (and the reader) want it to be? What will happen once Cassia is fighting from WITHIN the Society? And who will she choose? So many questions to answer!