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The Selection

Cass, Kiera (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Selection


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America Singer is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.
Authors: Cass, Kiera
Title: The selection
Publisher: New York :, HarperTeen,, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 327 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: America Singer is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.
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ISBN: 9780062059932
0062059939
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Report This Apr 23, 2014
  • lincolons rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After entering, “The Selection,” a competition for young women: America, a 16-year-old girl living in a nation divided by status and social class, finds out she was chosen to compete. The goal is to win the heart of Prince Maxon and ease your way into royalty. Usually, it is considered an honor to be one of the few girls, picked to participate in the competition. The benefits that come with taking part in the Selection, is great. But America envisions a different future for herself, one with her first love, Aspen. They have kept their relationship a secret for two years and meet up with one another past curfew as much as possible. When America arrives at the palace, where she will be staying until dismissed, she meets the other contestants and Prince Maxon. He’s completely different than what she imagined and they begin to grow closer and closer to each other. This book is astoundingly similar to “The Bachelor.” Basically, a bunch of girls who seem head-over-heels for a guy they just met but are actually in love with the idea of a happy ending or are purely there for the money, status and, or attention. America is different though, she dislikes Maxon with a passion even before meeting him. That is until she gets to know him and their budding relationship gradually blooms. “The Selection” is one of those novels, where the protagonist flip- flops between two guys. I like America’s character: she’s different and strong-willed. I’m going to try the next book in the series but I’m pretty sure it’s all about how she can’t choose between Maxon and Aspen. It just feels like she’s dragging them along aimlessly. Some parts seem unrealistic; America has an unconceivable amount of privacy. In reality, every moment spent with Maxon would be on film and possibly her every move. Celeste is a fierce competitor and a nasty person. When America tells Maxon about Celeste’s surly behavior, he disregards it, which doesn’t make any sense. America is the girl he’d do practically anything for but he won’t take her word for something that is so obvious. Of course they have to keep Celeste around until the end comes near, so she can just stir up more trouble. It’s like that in the Bachelor as well; need the drama. I know I haven’t said overly nice things about this novel but overall I thoroughly enjoyed it. Kiera Cass’ writing is fairly fantastic but simplistic. It was an entertaining book, with a fascinating concept, that the author put a twist on.

Report This Apr 02, 2014
  • maykahlagain rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is absolutely amazing and the other books in the series' is great this book is a must read. You will be hooked by the end of the first chapter!

aside from divergent and the fault in our stars, this is best book ever

Report This Feb 16, 2014
  • andrea021 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love this book.it makes you want to keep on reading.i highly recomend this book! :)

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  • _Amelian_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

loved this book!!!! I highly recommend it!

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  • Marikomc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book if you like the hunger games you will like this book.^-^

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  • lisa11230 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

very easy and fun book, good for beginners.

this is so good i think everbody must read it can never get enough

The Hunger Games meets the Bachelor.

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  • Aria Eve Mann rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

America Singer is a five. She lives a normal five life. Loving her little sister, working, and performing. But one day, the prince of Illéa, Maxon, announces a Selection, where they will randomly choose one normal girl to become the princess. Mrs.Singer insists on entering America in the contest. America agrees, knowing she has no chance of winning. But when Gavril, Illéa's TV speaker, announces, "America Singer!" And her face shows up on the screen, America's life is changed for ever.

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  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Slight innuendos, kissing. Doesn't get much wrose than that.

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  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: The girls fight against each other, verbally and physically.

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Coarse Language: Very slight swearing, not noticable.

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  • Aria Eve Mann rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'Gavril laughed. "She sounds like a feisty one herself." "I get a lot of my stubborness from her." "So you're stubborn, then? have a bit of a temper?" I saw Maxon covering his mouth with his hands, laughing. "Sometimes." "If you have a temper, would you happen to be the one who yelled at our prince?" I sighed. "Yes, it was me. And right now, my mother is having a heart attack." "Make her tell the whole story," Maxon managed to gasp out. "Oh!" Gavril's head swiveled between me and Maxon, "The whole story?" I glared at Maxon before I started. "Well, it was the first day, and I felt sick. I was trying to get outside, and I was practically fainting in the guard's arms when Maxon came by and let me out. Outside, I didn't feel very good, so I ended up accusing him of being selfish and shallow." I heard the Queen and King laugh, and I thought that maybe, just maybe, they saw me as more than just a stranger.' -Quoted by AMERICA

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  • alex99jh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"And why am I still here?" My voice was barely above a whisper. I was sure this was going to hurt. In the pit of my stomach I was sure I was only still here because he was too good to break his promise. "America, I thought I'd made myself clear," Maxon said calmly. He let out a patient sigh and used his hand to nudge by chin. When I was finally looking into his eyes, he confessed. "If this were a simpler matter, I'd have eliminated everyone else by now. I know how I feel about you. Maybe it's impulsive of me to think I could be so sure, but I'm certain I would be happy with you." I blushed. I could feel tears rising, but I blinked them away. The expression on his face was so adoring, I didn't want to miss it. "These are the moment when I feel like you and I have broken down every last wall, and then others when I think you only want to stay for convenience. If I knew that for sure that I, and I alone, was your motivation..."

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  • rainbowqueen123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"'He is a good winner. He's even gracious when he's gotten the raw end of things.' Like a knee to the royal jewels for example." -America

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  • Yellow_Elephant_20 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gavril laughed. "She sounds like a feisty one herself." "I get a lot of my stubbornness from her." "So you're stubborn, then? Have a bit of a temper?" I saw Maxon covering his mouth with his hands, laughing. "Sometimes." "If you have a temper, would you happen to be the one who yelled at our prince?" I sighed. "Yes, it was me. And right now, my mother is having a heart attack."

“Do you think the ability to sleep in counts as a special skill?” I asked Dad, trying to sound torn over the decision. “Yes, list that. And don’t forget to write that you can eat an entire meal in under five minutes,” he replied. I laughed. It was true; I did tend to inhale my food. “Oh, the both of you! Why don’t you just write down that you’re an absolute heathen!” My mother went storming from the room.

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