Kate Kacvinsky creates a world that could eerily be not so far away from where society is right now, which is what makes this a very engaging read. However, while there was an attraction written between Maddie and Justin, it fell a little flat for me because it was well, you know, scripted. I also had a seriously hard time not comparing this to Matched, which really knocked it out of the park.
There is a sequel coming that I think I'll still read because for a first novel, it's got a lot of potential.
* Read for possible inclusion on the 2012/2013 YARP list.