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The Selection

Cass, Kiera (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Local Note: 1 6 15 33 53 57 62 65 69 71 74 76 80 110 112 118 133 143 159 172 182 188 198 210 211 222 228 231 242 268 270 276 278 280
ISBN: 0062059939
9780062059932
Statement of Responsibility: Kiera Cass
Subject Headings: Love stories Revolutionaries Fiction. Princes Fiction. Social classes Fiction. Contests Fiction. Marriage Fiction. Dystopias Juvenile fiction. Revolutionaries Juvenile fiction. Marriage Juvenile fiction. Princes Juvenile fiction. Social classes Juvenile fiction. Contests Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Love stories.
Topical Term: Love stories
Revolutionaries
Princes
Social classes
Contests
Marriage
Dystopias
Revolutionaries
Marriage
Princes
Social classes
Contests
LCCN: 2011042113
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Nov 19, 2014
  • hongan_o rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i love this book. one I started reading I could not put it down. I recommend this book to anyone.

Nov 08, 2014
  • soonku rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVE this book. I enjoyed it so much. I cannot wait to read the next books.

best book of the series

This book is AMAZING !!!!!!
It is fun to read, and i can't wait to read the elite, and the ones.

Sep 11, 2014
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this dystopian book. it was engaging, fun, a bit suspenseful with the rebels. The writing is confident and the story moves along smoothly. we get to understand America, her hopes and fears and I really warmed to her. There is a love triangle involved and I know who I am rooting for :) Very enjoyable! cant wait for book two to come in.

Sep 10, 2014
  • MissDanaGilly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A lovely book and a fantastic series! I'd recommend it to anyone! Simply fantastic!

Sep 06, 2014
  • soadorable01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was a very exciting novel set in a very dystopian-ish North and Central America in the future. This book is excellent for those who enjoyed the Hunger Games. It is not all makeup, ball gowns, and romance; for example, rebels are a growing threat to the monarchy and they are an important part to the series as it progresses.

Really nice book. Can't wait to read the second.

Aug 30, 2014
  • CrazyBookLover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it! I have been on a dystopian kick but was slightly hesitant about this book because I thought it was going to be too mushy for me after reading legend, divergent, insurgent, etc. but I could NOT put the book down. The book is set in a society with a caste system which determines what you do for work as well as who you can marry but every time a prince is ready to marry the government puts on a pageant of sorts to find his wife and girls from every caste can put their names in. The main character in the book, Americ, is an incredibly strong female who is trying to find her place and rock the world all at the same time. I think in some ways every girl can relate to her and because of this you cannot help loving her. This book really is not as cheesy girly as you may think so give it a try! It is a must read for anyone who loves dystopians.

It is not appropriate in the fact that it takes the relationship farther than hunger games. I am 14.

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Oct 13, 2014
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Aug 22, 2014
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Aug 04, 2014
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Aug 04, 2014
  • carolstovall rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

America Singer, a five in the war-ruined country Illea, enters a contest to go be Prince Maxon's "darling". She thinks ugh. Her mother thinks aww. So she enters the contest for her mother. (the rest is spoiler alert) At the castle, she makes friends and enemies. She wants to be Maxon"s friend instead of lover. Make sure to read the next book, The Elite.

Nov 16, 2013
  • 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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Aug 04, 2014
  • carolstovall rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Not bad in this book in the series.

Aug 04, 2014
  • carolstovall rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Very small amount but still there. Not horrible words though.

Feb 11, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Feb 11, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Feb 11, 2013
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Very slight swearing, not noticable.

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Nov 21, 2013
  • 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

Nov 02, 2013
  • 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..."

Jul 05, 2013
  • 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

Jul 22, 2012
  • 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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