I know everyone on the face of the earth has read this series already but yes, I did just get to it.
In The Selection we follow America, a teenager who lives with and supports her family. Her family is ranked as a five in society meaning that they are relatively low on the social ladder. They make a living through the arts and can barely support all five of the children. America is the middle daughter and has quite a lot of responsibility when it comes to providing for the house considering her two older siblings are now living independently. America is involved in a secret relationship with Aspen- a six.
When the selection comes around America wants no part in it what so ever. However, the girls that are chosen are compensated which is why her family encourages her to enter. 35 girls are chosen to stay in the palace with the royal family while Prince Maxon decides who he would like to marry. When America turns out to be one of those girls her entire life is flipped. She is away from Aspen while competing for someone else’s affection. She convinces herself that she is only staying for the food and the money but who knows how her feelings will develop.
I undoubtedly give this book a 5/5 stars. I was sucked right into the story and I could not put the book down.
I am a big fan of America’s character and her personality. She is strong-willed and knows what she wants. She will do anything to help out her family and the ones that she loves no matter what and I strongly admire that trait. She is someone you want to be friends with for she is loyal and always there when you need her. However, she is stubborn and sassy which just makes her character ten times more amazing.
Throughout the book you can truly see how the relationships of character’s relationships develop. America and Maxon’s relationship is one of the most amazing because of its awkward quirkiness but also its affection.
There are no words to truly describe how much I love this book. It reminds me of the bachelor with a bit of hunger games (idk it just does) and its just perfection. I seriously need to get my hands on the rest of the series before I go mad.
Thanks for reading! -Catherine 🙂