For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of 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 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.
Reviewed by Caitlin DeRoy
1. How would you classify this book? (For example: mystery, romance, graphic novel, etc)
Drama, Dystopia, Romance
2. What is this book about? (No spoilers here please!)
This story is about a girl who leaves her family to be one out of 35 girls to be candidate for queen.
3. What convinced you to read this book?
I always look at the cover, and if I like it I read the synopsis. Sounded like a thrill when I read about a girl who leaves one environment and put into another, so I gave it a try and really enjoyed it.
4. Name one thing you didn’t like about this book. (No spoilers here, either.)
The different views of the relationships with the characters. I didn’t like that certain characters wouldn’t change their views no matter how much it would hurt others around them.
5. To whom would you recommend this book? Why?
I would recommend to anyone who loves a strong character. Kept me guessing and I couldn’t wait for more. It’s got a little of everything I would want in a book.
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