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Publisher's Summary

For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want, and living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself - and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

©2012 Kiera Cass (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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  • 06-26-16

Awesome! Really smoothing if you read along.

The Narrator sas really good and I liked the way she emphasized certain things to give the book more life. I finished the book in 8 hours nonstop.
I can say that if I was just reading it would have took way longer. All in all, this was a great new exoerirnce and I look foward to continue reading.
Maxon or Aspen? Who will you choose America? I dont even know but I think Maxon. Just my opinion tho and happy readings.

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Hunger Games/The Bachelor

I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I started this... I judged the book by the cover because it looked pretty.... And they are turning this into a movie.... I was pleased with the story, it sucked me in and now I'm stuck... Onto the next one

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Excellent

I love this book a lot! I enjoy every character and the plot. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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Bad voice

Her voice is horrible. Every time I hear the word beautiful, I want to stop listening.

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Beautiful Coming of Age Story/Fun Read

What did you love best about The Selection?

This whole series was a page turning easy listen that kept me entertained for hours (I listened while I traveled long distances for work and in earphones while I ran). The characters make the story - there is a varied cast, and many of the characters are dynamic, and the story touches on each character's growth through the eyes of the protagonist as her world-view changes and she grows up. A large part of that growth is understanding herself better - her capabilities and strengths in particular, and what she wants out of life and what it means to love. It's not going to be mandatory summer reading literature, but it sure is fun to read/listen to.

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wow just wow

amazing book. beautiful story. so need to get the entire series bc this tale is addicting!

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interesting

My first impression was that Elizabeth Bennett and Katnis Everdeen had been merged. As the book progressed the similarities weren't quite as obvious but still there. America is pretty likeable as a character. My biggest complaint, and it's not that big, is the narration. I read a lot of YA books because I enjoy them, but the narrators don't seem to pack as much punch as narrators for adult books. I understand the voice has to be age appropriate but there doesn't seem to be as much feeling. All and all it was a good read and I will continue reading.

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Bachelor meets royalty

this book is so good it reminds me so much of the bachelor but with royalty. given the making out and kind of sexual references I would say it's probably better suited for 13 and up. but it is pretty subtle so somebody under 13 can probably get away reading it okay. I love the kindness of The Prince and America's battle between whether she loves Aspen or the prince. as much as I like Aspen I like the prince much more.

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Amazing!

this book is a new favorite of mine. I can not wait to listen to the next book. characters are relateable. I cld not stop listen.

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Excitingly boring

Book was very good, reader was very boring. Sounded like a translator app the whole time. Only thing that got me through it was the plot itself.