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The Selection, by Kiera Cass

9 reviews

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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thecourtofreading's review against another edition

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

3.0


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freckledblue's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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veradamisch's review against another edition

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hopeful lighthearted relaxing medium-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

5.0


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asthxte's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted medium-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

4.5


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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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ohworm's review

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emotional hopeful lighthearted 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


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supersandra's review against another edition

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

4.0

Formulaic and often predictable, but still enjoyable. :)

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katherineclimber's review

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emotional hopeful lighthearted tense fast-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? Yes

4.0

Spoiler I don't usually read very many romances, but I actually really enjoyed this book. It was very fast paced and America's constantly changing love interests keep me intrigued. This book is interesting because most books are either plot driven, character driven, or a mix of both. But in this book, the plot is the character development, because the plot is basically the love triangle which is driven by America's feelings, I don't know I just thought it was interesting. Also, while reading this book I fell into every one of the author's traps. What I mean by that is that when Aspen was first introduced I was like okay, they're the perfect couple and then Maxon was introduced and I thought the same thing. I'm a little worried that the next book is just going to be America going back and forth between the two guys and not actually have a plot, so I'm hoping that there will be some new element or driving force introduced. Here are some things I hope to see in the coming books: First of all, and this might be too much to ask for from a 2012 romance novel, but I want to see the dystopian element explored more in the coming books. So maybe something to do with the rebel attacks. Or maybe the separation between the different castes could be explored more. I would also love to see America's relationship with Marlee be more fleshed out. And finally, along that same train of though I want to know what's going on with Marlee, because she's definitely hiding something. Overall though, I really enjoyed reading this and I would definitely recommend it for getting out of a reading slump.

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