The book starts off with a dystopian society where the prince is coming of age and is holding a contest to find a bride. America, class 5, enters with pressure from family members, and her secret boyfriend.
The book was very good and had me reading to the wee hours of the morning. It is well written and has a some-what advanced vocabulary. The ending was very abrupt and is a cliffhanger to the second book, with no resolution of the main conflict and no true decisions made by the main character. Even so, the book was very entertaining and the sequel quickly justifies the first book. You will be engrossed in the lives of the characters and feel as though you are in the selection yourself.
Kiera Cass does very well. I would suggest these books teen girls.
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