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The Selection, by Kiera Cass

7 reviews

haleyatucker's review against another edition

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funny 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? No

4.0

it’s just really good trash i love it.

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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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olivewastaken's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

2.75


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sudatot's review against another edition

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

4.75


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megan_j's review against another edition

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

3.5

This book was very average. A lighthearted quick read that was actually a lot shorter than I thought it would be. America is likeable and so is Maxon, but I don’t love Aspen as much as I feel like the book wanted me to. I was honestly expecting a conclusion within this book, but it looks like I’m going to be reading the next few now as well, because even though it is average it also has me wondering what will happen next. 
It was quite strange to read about a different type of female character in a dystopian book, growing up with the likes of Katniss Everdeen who fiercely rejected everything her country stood for, America Singer seems to be proud of her country, even though her and her family and loved ones have often had to go hungry or cold, she or her family seem to be proud to be citizens of Ilea and she only briefly seems to mention that the process of the selection slightly unsettles her as a misogynistic and unfair process. She remarks on how the country decides to chose a wife from lower ranks to keep the citizens happy, and then admires the queen herself, therefore feeding into what the country was trying to do by picking her.
Gave this book slightly more than 3 stars just because it has got me wondering what will happen next, but doesn’t feel deserving of a four just because of the simplistic writing style and predictable plot. 

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arce's review against another edition

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

1.75

Hunger Games meets "The Bachelor", and I hate it
Everything I liked about the Hunger Games isn't in this book (esp. Katniss being independet), and the whole concept about "The Bachelor" is stupid.

The few parts I liked were America (what? why? who uses this as name?) kicking the Prince's cojones and being kind to her maids.

I'll continue reading this series, because I want to know, what the rebels want.

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lucythedancingdoula's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny mysterious tense medium-paced

5.0


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