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The Selection, by Kiera Cass

5 reviews

katbsc's review against another edition

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lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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sarahofstories's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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brittcorcoran's review against another edition

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

It’s like the bachelor but it’s teenaged girls in a dystopian world being trapped in a palace and trying to impress the prince so they can access more of society’s benefits by moving up castes??? Basically?

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uhhlexiconic's review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

A breezy YA read, the Selection's biggest problem is that it quickly resolves the question the premise raises, who will win, and spends the rest of the time (and two more books) putting flimsy obstacles ahead of that ending.

Despite initial misgivings, America Singer immediately becomes a front runner in the Selection, and little else the book does gives the idea that she'll ever stop being. Therein lies the problem. The dystopian elements here are little more than window dressing; the main focus is the Bachelor elements. However, when the winner is a foregone conclusion, what's left?

America does have some sweet relationships with her maids, another girl in the Selection, and her sister. The burgeoning relationship between America and the Prince is fun, despite slight misunderstandings. 

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camigy's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

Ok, let's be honest, we all know I gave it such a high rating because i'm lonely and sad and this is my comfort book bc it reminds me of when i was a little girl and loved princess stories.
Buttt it is not perfect ofc:
- america is such a stereotype of a YA novel character, "i'm not like other girls" "i'm not pretty" "i'm not interesting" "i don't like the love interest and that's why he likes me back" "i'm spr humble and don't care about all these riches that i find in this castle" bla bla bla
- the whole concept of her and 34 other girls dating the prince and being forced to be loyal only to him and if they're not it's treason and they'll get killed is fucked up and kinda misogynistic but ok (plus all these girls competing for a man.. pls)

But if ur just looking for a kinda dumb little story to read w/o rly thinking about it, this is for you. Romance-wise i found it to be spr cute and u also get to read about her living in a palace and uk living the life of a princess

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