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4.3 out of 5
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    My Review

    I can tell you one thing for sure, this book is captivating! Once you read you just can't stop. The first chapter, as usual, might seem boring but it get really interesting throughout the whole book. Even though the reviews on good reads says the book isn't good, don't listen to them! Give it a try and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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    3.5 rounded to 4

    3.5 stars rounded to 4. There is a very strong flavour of other popular YA series present in this book. The Hunger Games sprang to mind immediately due to the poverty of the main character, America, and also the way the USA has been rewritten. (Also, her boyfriend was left behind in a similar way, it seemed, and the entire selection is televised for the nation to watch.) Also to mind came Divergent, due to the caste system in operation to group people into personality and employment types. I enjoyed the writing and for the most part, enjoyed the characters but the whole book just felt like the set-up for the rest of the series. Not a great deal really happened besides meeting different characters so that they can be be further established later. It isn't particularly a story in itself. In fact, it finishes on a semi-cliffhanger, but it wasn't enough to make me reach for the next instalment straight away. Not through annoyance because, although I generally dislike cliffhangers and will sometime deliberately avoid the next book, this one just didn't invest me in America's plight enough. I don't care enough about any of them right now to grab the next book. I wasn't enamoured by the love triangle that reared its head in the final chapters, although—if I had been—I'm sure that would have been enough to make me pick up book 2, so I can understand why other readers will. A teaser chapter alone would have worked better for me, I think. The writing was easy to read, the story passed by quickly and had good flow, and I'm sure I would pick up book number two if I found myself at a loose reading end.
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    Lovely

    I found this book very good and I noticed its not just romance but choices
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    Alright

    This book seemed really good when I read the preview and I loved the concept of it! However the characters weren't relatable enough to really feel like you were involved in the story. It seemed as though the book dragged out a lot and no big decisions were made. I found this book alright but I don't want to read the next book in the series.
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    The Selection

    Captivating so much that the disappointment of an abrupt ending is hard to comprehend. Please tell me there is a sequel?
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