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The One by Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #3
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia
Release Date: May 6th 2014 by HarperTeen
Format: Hardcover, 323 pages
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I enjoyed this one so much more than I did the first two. I don’t know what it was about it, since America was still America and I still had so many issues with her character, but I really liked this finale to the original trilogy of The Selection series. It possibly had something to do with the fact more political things were spoken about in this one, along with the final decision for what was going to happen about the Selection itself, but there might have been more to it that I just wasn’t picking up on.
I found America a lot more tolerable in this third book than I had in the first two, she seemed to have more of a level head on her as we progressed farther into the book, and was downright likable near the end. Maxon, however, kind of got on my nerves a little, probably due to his own indecisiveness. Sure, his is warranted, but I think after the mess that was America’s indecision, I was less than willing to go through more of it. By the end, though, he was back to being good in my book.
The thing I think I hated the most about this final book in the original trilogy is a major spoiler, but I’ll just mention something about the way one of the girls is treated. I was shocked at what had happened to her so late in the game, even though I supposed it made perfect sense considering the situation, but I did not want what happened to her to happen. At all. I’m really upset it ended up that way, and it’s probably the thing I will hate most about this whole series, even though it manage to grow on me significantly from the beginning.
I’m having a lot of trouble attempting at not spoiling, so I’m going to wrap it up here. I really enjoyed this final book (before the next part of the story), and I’m actually kind of sad to see it end. I might have to find another princess-y series to read after I finish this one.
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