Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Selection

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Title: The Selection
Author: Keira Cass
Pages: 327

Book cover Summary: For thirty five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life load out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

   But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is a constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

  Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Reviews/Comments: This book was very interesting. It was an unusual topic- being chosen to be a princess. And I liked, no, loved- the characters. Especially America. I loved her strong attitude, and I could feel her confusion, her pain, and her uncertainties. I wanted to be America. This book deserves to be read. I recommend you to try it!
Positives: I never got bored, and kept reading and reading. It had an unusual topic, good characters, and I really really want to read the next book, The Elite, which comes out on April  23, 2013.
Negatives: From the characters, I absolutely HATE Celeste. What a brat. Although I guess she adds to the conflict, so.

Rating:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5/5
Recommended for: Middle school and up

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