Book Review: The Selection by Kiara Cass
By Sarah Kauffman
The Selection is my favorite book series. With all the romance and drama, what teenage girl wouldn’t love this book. It is about America Singer, just a regular sixteen year old girl living in a future society where, after World War three, the world is split up into castes: Ones being Royals, and Eights being the lowest in the system, the homeless. America is a five, which consists of entertainers like Musicians and Artists. When America is selected to be part of a contest called The Selection to find the Prince of her country, Illéa’s new wife, her life is forever changed.
America is unlike the other 35 girls selected, she doesn’t even want to become royalty. She likes her life the way it is, with her family, her jobs singing with her mom, and most importantly, her secret boyfriend, Aspen, who is a caste below her. But when America meets Prince Maxon, her whole perception of the fancy, stuck up prince, is gone. Instead she sees him for who he really is, funny, sweet, and kind. Will America choose Maxon and try to win the contest to become a princess, or marry her secret love back at her home, Aspen?
I love this book for so many reasons. I’m not a fast reader, but I read the first three books in this series in five days, which for me, is very quick. I guarantee the dramatic love triangle between Aspen, America, and Maxon will make you laugh, cry, and scream at the book, all in the same chapter. The stink eyes and cat fights between the other competitors in the contest is another one of the many reasons you’ll never want to put down this book. I would recommend this series to most teenage girls, and honestly anyone who’s looking for a book with a big dose of drama. I re-read this book all the time, and it never gets old. I rate in 5 out of 5 stars.
Sarah Kauffman is a seventh grader at Delta Middle school. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, and theatre.