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The Selection (edition 2012)

by Kiera Cass

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Title:The Selection
Authors:Kiera Cass
Info:HarperTeen (2012), Hardcover, 336 pages
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The Selection by Kiera Cass

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    Matched by Ally Condie (Aleana, BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Both of these series have young teens involved in a rigorous selection process to be matched with their future spouse. Political intrigue and the darker side of these dystopian societies set on a future earth add intensity and action.
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    Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Aleana)
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    Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult (Pluederhausen)
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I thought this book was interesting, and I definitely want to continue the series to find out how it ends. It's a love triangle from the point of view of a girl who is torn between the poor boy she's always loved and the kind, wealthy prince she's starting to love. She has feelings for both. Both are great guys in her eyes. It's dystopian with everything based on a class system. Warning, it has quite a bit of immature drama. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
I thought this book was interesting, and I definitely want to continue the series to find out how it ends. It's a love triangle from the point of view of a girl who is torn between the poor boy she's always loved and the kind, wealthy prince she's starting to love. She has feelings for both. Both are great guys in her eyes. It's dystopian with everything based on a class system. Warning, it has quite a bit of immature drama. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
Livianito pero entretenido. ( )
  Danyspike | Jan 14, 2017 |
The selection is about a girl named America Singer. She lives with her mom, dad, sister May, and brother Gerard. Early in the story America gets a letter from Illea palace about a competition. The palace staff will draw 35 girls names from hundreds of women to come live in the palace for a few months. At the end prince Maxon will choose a girl to marry and become Illea's next princess.
America dose not want to enter but her family is extremely poor and her mothers made a deal to let America work alone and get half of the money if she enters the competition. She is very sad to leave her family but also her forbidden love with Aspen, the boy next door.

On the way she meets many snobby rich girls and competes with them for Maxons heart. She has a deal with Maxon if she keeps giving Maxon advice about girls he will keep her in the competition until the end so her family will keep getting checks. They also are getting closer to each other but America still loves Ashton even though he broke up with her. Ashton broke up with America because he felt he would not be able to spoil her since his family was even more poor than Americas family. America has to deal with lots of drama. The palace keeps getting attacked. America makes friends but also enimees. She doesn't know who she loves Ashton or prince Maxon. Especially since Ashton becomes a palace guard.

I really got into this romantic yet dramatic story. I think many people will enjoy this book. I thought it was fabulous! ( )
  lucyd.bg3 | Jan 2, 2017 |
I thought this one would be complete fluff, but I really enjoyed it. I liked that it focused on the political structure more than just the reality-show-style competition. America was a strong character, a bit wishy-washy when it came to love, but that's to be expected in this sort of series. I was glad that friendships between the women were an important part of the story. ( )
  bookworm12 | Dec 22, 2016 |
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Couldn't put this book down! There are a lot of very typical YA themes and you'll notice plots from other stories, but it's such a guilty pleasure book. Many girls would love to be a princess and can probably relate to the main character, America. There is a romantic love triangle, suspense, and a poor girl being given the chance of a lifetime. Probably not the most "girl power" novel, but not every YA book needs to be. Can't wait to read the next book! Audio-Hoopla
 
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The opportunity to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and pricelss 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, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she begins to realize that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
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The opportunity to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and pricelss 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, and leaving her home to enter a fierce cmpetition for a crown she doesn't want. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she begins to realize that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.… (more)

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