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Book Review: The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass

Updated on September 23, 2017


The Selection by Kiera Cass
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The main characters in this book are America, Aspen, and Prince Maxon.

America is a very outspoken girl and she stands for what she believes in. She is very determined and independent. Aspen is a regular boy who is a hardworker. He will do anything for America; he really cares about her and wants the best for her. And then there is Prince Maxon, the prince. He is a nice person, but America doesn't it know it yet because his personality doesn't really translate through her Television, and she just gets the wrong impression of him because he is the prince.


Illea is a society that is built up of castes. Each caste has a specific group of people. There are eight castes in total that determine where everyone stands financially.

The first caste is for the royal family. And the lowest caste is the eighth one, which is for people who are disabled and homeless, or the runaways.

America is actually from the fifth caste, while Aspen is in the sixth caste. Prince Maxon is in the first caste, obviously.

Brief Summary:

The book starts out with America's mom telling her to sign up to be a part of 'The Selection' where the prince chooses one girl to be his wife out of 35 other girls.

America does not want to be a part of 'The Selection'. She is already in love, so why does she need to be a part of it, right? Well, the first part is that her parents don't know that she is secretly dating a boy, and on top of that, someone below her caste. And that person is Aspen.

America ends up signing up to be a part of it, and the only reason was because her mom told her she could start working on her own and keep her money. And because Aspen told her she should do it.

And after that, Aspen told America that their relationship isn't right because he doesn't want her to suffer through life being a Six. Aspen wants the best for her, and then he told her they should breakup.
But then she ends up getting chosen to be one of the 35 girls.

What will happen to their relationship? Is it over? Is Maxon going to sweep America off her feet?

My Thoughts:

I highly recommend this book! It is a very quick read and the story is unique and adorable. This book is great if you like watching The Bachelor or Are You The One! So grab a snack and a cup of tea and enjoy this read! It will definitely be worth it!


5 stars for The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass

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      5 years ago

      I really like this book. It helps me so much. I will use this as my book report. I really admire this. I can imagine myself as America. GOSH so excited. Can't wait to read every novel.

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      Tricia Ong 

      6 years ago

      OMG!!! I highly recommend this book..I read this book and the other 2, they are awesome!!! I, so can't wait for THE HEIR, this coming year. :D :D

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      6 years ago

      Hello! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good caedddkefaee

    • xolucero profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks! Yeah, this book is like that. I love cheesy stuff, so that's why I became obsessed with this book. :)

    • Sally Balboa profile image


      7 years ago from The Glove

      I read this a few months ago and was overwhelmed by the fluff of the story, but I still bought the next book. Nice review.

    • xolucero profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Sorry for the late reply. The theme is deciding who your true love is. The story revolves mostly around love. Thanks for commenting! :)

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      7 years ago

      Can someone tell me a theme in this story

    • xolucero profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from USA

      Thanks for commenting :) And you're welcome. This book is amazing, and I am sure you will enjoy it! :D

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      Sunny River 

      8 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

      This sounds like a good book. I'll have to check it out soon. Thanks for the recommendation! :)


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