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My tween daughters and I are HUGE readers. We read just about anything we can get our hands on, and are big fans of young adult (YA) fiction. My tweens are great about sharing what they are reading with me, so I can’t wait to share my latest read, The Selection Series by New York Times bestseller, Kiera Cass, with them!
At first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like The Selection, since it’s based on a contest to win the love of the prince of Illéa, a post-war American nation. The first book in The Selection series centers on the growing romance between average citizen America and Prince Maxon. I am not usually a fan of romance novels.
The Selection quickly drew me in, however, and I finished the novel in only a few days. I am now on a waiting list at my local library to take out the next installment in the series — The Elite — from the library. I can’t wait until I can start reading The Elite
–book two in The Selection Series! I find myself rooting for America, who’s down to earth and has her heart in the right place.
No Violence, No Sex
Call me old fashioned, but I am not keen about letting my young tweens read books filled with sex and violence. So many popular young adult books seem to be filled with both these days!
So, I am happy that I can let my tween daughters read The Selection book series with no worries. The Selection series doesn’t have the violence in it that some popular young adult book series have, and there is no sexual content. My daughters loved watching the recent installment of ABC’s The Bachelor with me, so I think they really will enjoy this book. The first book of The Selection series centers on what’s called “The Selection” — a contest among 35 selected girls of Illéa to win the heart of Maxon and become princess of Illéa. The contest reminded me of how fiance Whitney Bischoff and other women in the recent The Bachelor Series competed to become engaged to farmer Chris Soules!
The Selection series — which now include The Selection, The Elite, The One and The Heir (launching May 5, 2015), will no doubt keep my tweens and I busy in coming weeks!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.