Teen Book Review: The Selection

Submitted by teenspace on June 29, 2012 - 3:31pm

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Review by Anna, Sonoma Valley Branch

It is about 300 years in the future, and America has collapsed, and a nation called Illéa has taken its place. Among many changes from America, Illéa has a lottery. Thirty-five girls, only thirty-five, will be chosen at random from the entire country, and sent to the kingdom to live in. One of these girls will be chosen to marry Illéa’s prince, Maxon. Seventeen-year-old America Singer is one of these girls, but she wants nothing to do with the prince or the crown. But, the longer she stays away from home, the more confused she becomes about which future she wants.

 I loved this book. It is by far my favorite book that I’ve reviewed. This book combines The Bachelor TV show and fairytales, a combination that I love but others might not. The Selection is also a little bit like the Matched series, but I enjoyed this book much more. I would recommend the book to anyone that likes modernized fairytales, or anything I compared it to above. This book is an easy read, though, so don’t choose this book if you want something challenging.


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it sounds a lot like Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

So once you said it was like the bachelor and a fairy tale I knew I needed to read this book! Thanks for the review!

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