The Selection, Kiera Cass

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1. THE BOOK AS AN OBJECT

1.1. On the cover page we can see:

1.1.1. America wearing a light blue dress.

1.1.2. Room filled with mirrors reflecting her image.

1.1.3. "35 girls. 1 crown. The competition of a lifetime".

1.1.4. America standing in the center of the cover her left arm covers her face.

1.1.5. The title "The Selection and the author's name "Kiera Cass. written in cursive.

1.2. April,14, 2012

2. THE AUTHOR

2.1. Kiera Cass: Grew up in South Carolina Currently in Christiansburg, Virginia. Husband, son, and princess-loving daughter.

2.1.1. May 20th of 1983- 36 years old.

2.1.2. #1 New York Times bestseller.

2.1.3. "The Selection" Saga

2.1.4. Dystopian fiction

2.2. The siren, 2016

2.3. The queen of my heart, 2017

3. THE CONTENTS

3.1. Romance novel

3.2. PLOT

3.2.1. Exposition: America Singer participates in the Selection --> against her own will rising action: Friendship Maxon and America climax: America and Maxon kiss falling action: Aspen arrives to the castle resolution: Maxon and America get married.

3.2.2. When Maxon and America kiss for the first time.

3.3. CHARACTERS

3.3.1. America Singer: a singer born into a family of fives, artists. Strong-minded, reckless girl. In a secret relationship with Aspen Leger, a six. Falls for Maxon. Red hair, pale skin and blue eyes. “I should have known that if any girl was going to disobey an order, it would be you.”

3.3.2. Maxon Schreave: Illéa's prince. Falls desperately for America. America only views him as a friend at first. Blond, light-skinned and very muscular. "If you don't want me to be in love with you you're going to have to stop looking so lovely"

3.3.3. Aspen Leger: America's secret boyfriend. Breaks up with her before selection. Black hair, blue eyes, he's a bit tanned and skinny.“America Singer, one day you will fall asleep in my arms every night. And you'll wake up to my kisses every morning.”

3.3.4. Marlee Tames: One of the nicest girls in the competition. America's best friend. She is blonde and tan. "All you have to do is not let them know they're getting to you.

3.3.5. May Singer: America's younger sister . Wishes for America to win. Looks just like America "May radiated an energy, an enthusiasm thet made you want to be wherever she was".

3.4. The castle of the royal family of Illéa after the Fourth World War.

4. MY PERSONAL OPINION

4.1. Description of the characters feelings. Interesting characters. Creative story.

4.2. The unfolding of the story.

4.3. I would recommend this book.

5. MY WORK RESOURCES

5.1. https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/15413183-the-selection https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10507293-the-selection

6. MEANING

6.1. Author's style

6.1.1. First person point of view "I heard a colective gasp. I ran over the sentence in my head, It took me a minute to catch my mistake: I'd called him Maxon."

6.1.2. The tone of the story: variation from serious, humurous and formal. "You are all dear to me. It is simply a matter of discovering who shall be the dearest" "Our caste was just three away from the bottom. We were artists. And artists and classical musicians were only three steps up from dirt. Literally."

6.1.3. The type of language: sophisticated.