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"Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illea, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Not a book I'd pick up to read again, and I don't think I'll read the sequel. The love triangle seems too forced, too clearly an author manipulation, and to be honest, I didn't care for either of the love interests. I was more interested in how the women who are Chosen get along, and how class differences would play out among them, but that's not really what this book wanted to be about. It had some of that, but on a very superficial level. I wish this book had more teeth to really dig into the issue.
The idea seems sort of original, but I don't think it's completely developed. Differences between the language and attitude of the different social classes are completely nonexistent. A prince is described to be speaking with "formality," but his grammar is no different from "casual" to "formal." The fact that there seems to be an untold story--with an already adoring boyfriend involved--I feel as if I have been plopped into the middle of an ongoing conversation. Read a couple chapters, then quit. Too flaky.
its being turned into a tv show! gonna be on the cw (channel 13). its like the hunger games meets the princess diaries?the bachelor!
This book definitely reminded me of The Bachelor but I loved it. Even though this book is supposed to be dystopian, there aren't many dystopian qualities in the book. I'm assuming that book 2 will contain more dystopian qualities. I loved the romance in this book and foudn it to be quite interesting. This book is a Must-Read!
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