The Selection

By Kiera Cass

The Selection

 4.1 

The Selection

129 Quotes    4.1 

The Selection is an opportunity of a lifetime for thirty-five girls. From birth the opportunity to escape from life laid out for them. To be swept into a world of priceless jewels and glittering gowns. Living in a palace and competing for the gorgeous Prince Maxon's heart. But being Selected for... America Singer is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her clandestine love with Aspen, who is a caste under her. Leaving her home to compete fiercely for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace constantly under threat from violent attacks by the rebel. Then America gets to meet Prince Maxon. Gradually, she begins to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not be comparable with a future she's never imagined.

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Quotes from The Selection

I sighed and went back to filling out the application. The whole thing made me feel like my family didn’t think I had any right to want something of my own. It bothered me, but I knew I couldn’t hold it against them in the long run. We couldn’t afford the luxury of wants. We had needs.

I couldn't joke about the person who'd saved me from facing absolute heartbreak at home, who fed my family boxes of sweets, who ran to me worried that i was hurt if I asked for him.
A month ago, I had looked at the TV and seen a stiff, distant, boring person-someone I couldn't imagine anyone loving. And while he wasn't anything close to the person I did love, he was worthy of having someone to love in his life.

He stood and went to read my pin as I approached. America, is it? he said, a smile playing on his lips.
Yes, it is. And I know I’ve heard your name before, but could you remind me?

Do you think the ability to sleep in counts as a special skill? I asked Dad, trying to sound torn over the decision.
Yes, list that. And don’t forget to write that you can eat an entire meal in under five minutes, he replied. I laughed. It was true; I did tend to inhale my food.
Oh, the both of you! Why don’t you just write down that you’re an absolute heathen! My mother went storming from the room.

True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.

What do you think my chances might be of finding a soul mate in the group of you? I'll be lucky if I can just find someone who'll be able to stand me for the rest of our lives. What if I've already sent her home because I was relying on some sort of spark I didn't feel? What if she's waiting to leave me at the first sign of adversity? What if I don't find anyone at all? What do I do then, America?

Reviews of The Selection

The story is also excellent for gripping people who don’t generally enjoy reading. You come to love the main characters, and you wish that you lived in the luxury with them!

It is a real page-turner, although the idea is almost too simple. This book is very gripping and eventful, but I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for a complicated read that will get you thinking.

It’s not a deep, thought provoking read or anything, but if you liked Matched by Ally Condie this book should be on your list!

A very addictive book, that you just won’t be able to put down or stop visualising in your head.

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