By Kiera Cass
HarperTeen, 2012. 327 pgs. Young Adult
"The Selection" is a competition between 35 randomly chosen women from the kingdom to compete for the heart of Prince Maxon and the future position of queen. Any girl would be thrilled to have the opportunity, except for America Singer, who has already found the love of her life. So when America is chosen for The Selection, she leaves for the palace expecting to be rejected immediately. However, after meeting Prince Maxon and forming an instant friendship, American starts to question the future she had planned for herself.
After a slow beginning, I couldn't help staying up late to finish this. However, this isn't a flawless book, and if you expect a higher quality of writing from your books, you may want to pass this by. But for a quick, easy dystopian read, this can be entertaining. This is the first in a series.