Reviews By a REAL Teen: The Selection by Kiera Cass

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

I read the Selection by Kiera Cross this week. I loved this book. I first saw it on The Story Siren and I think it was one of the books in Kristi’s “In My Mailboxes.” I’ve wanted to read it ever since then, but it had not come out yet. So, the week it came out, I went to Barnes and Noble and bought it, and boy was it worth it!

This book is about a girl named America Singer and she is in caste 5, which means her occupation is singing and art. She’s had a boyfriend; Aspen, for 2 years and Aspen tells America that she needs to enter the Selection. The Selection is a competition where 35 girls go into the Palace and compete for the crown and Prince Maxon’s heart. America thinks that she has no shot in even being called to enter the Selection so tells Aspen that she’ll enter. The night before the Selection names are drawn, Aspen breaks up with America and the next day her name is drawn out. So she and 34 other girls are taken to the Palace. She meets some of the girl’s, and a girl named Celeste that is the most driven to get the crown and will stop at nothing to get it. Celeste makes nice people get violent and rips America’s dress just to prove a point. America has told herself that she would not like the Prince because she still loved Aspen, but as the competition moves forward she starts to like him. Then Aspen becomes a soldier at the Palace and America doesn’t know who to pick.

I liked this book very much because it was about very competitive girls trying to win a guys heart. Who doesn’t like a book about girl’s fighting over a guy? I also liked how Maxon isn’t like the other guys. America thinks he is a shallow, heartless person when really he cares about people but doesn’t know the first thing about girls.

Some things I didn’t like were at some parts I wanted to throw the book away and never look at it again, but a little voice said “Keep reading, keep reading!” I dislike how most YA books are Love-Triangles and the girl has to make a decision between the two, because if she picks the wrong guy people get mad, guilty as charged, but this book is another one of those love-triangle books.

I loved this all together, once I finished it and I can’t wait for the second one. 4 stars out of 5!