America’s world is determined by numbers. The number of her class. The number of meals she gets to eat. The number of times she’ll have to sing to make sure her family can eat through the winter. The number of days she has to wait until she can marry her childhood love, even though he’s a six (servant) and she’s a five (artisan.)
When she gets the summons to fill out paperwork to be chosen as the country’s Princess on national TV, she refuses until her boyfriend tells her he won’t marry her. To her surprise, she’s chosen to compete with thirty four other beautiful girl’s for the prince’s attention. But the even bigger surprise is she doesn’t just like the prince– she’s falling in love with him.
I’m not a fan of dystopian books, but The Selection by Kiera Cass is a cute twist on a Cinderella meets American Idol fairy tale. I really enjoyed her spunkiness and was thrilled that the author gave a true happy ending, even though it’s a cliffhanger for the sequel.
The other thing I loved was that America, the main character, tells the Prince that she’s only there for the food– and means it. As someone who usually goes to bed hungry, having full access to palace food and never ending desserts is a girl’s dream.
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I can relate. There’s nothing better than a caramel apple to kick off fall and all things delicious– I know America would have approved.
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