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The Selection Summary ✓ 104 ↠ Para trinta e cinco raparigas A Seleção é a oportunidade de uma vida É a possibilidade de escaparem de um destino ue lhes está traçado desde o nascimento de se perderem num mundo de vestidos cintilantes e joias de valor inestimável e de viverem num palácio e competirem pelo coração do belo Príncipe MaxonNo Lo Príncipe MaxonNo entanto para America Singer ser selecionada é um pesadelo Terá de virar as costas ao seu amor secreto por Aspen ue pertence a uma casta abaixo da sua deixar a sua família para entrar numa competição feroz por uma coroa ue não deseja e viver num palácio constantemente ame. I know I know I probably shouldn't have read this But when a series gets to be this popular I can't help needing to know why I have friends who LOVED this and friends who HATED it so I had to see for myselfFirstly the names Okay I’d already made peace with America Singer before going into this book I knew that was her name I knew it was silly but whatever it does not maketh or breaketh a book But I didn’t know that America Singer was wait it’s too good a singer Honestly why did the author think that was a good ideaPeople try to excuse her stupid name with “but Katniss Everdeen was a ridiculous name too” Yes it was But let’s think about how much worse it would have been if she’d been Katniss Evergreen local fir treeSecondly this book really is just like The Bachelor and nothing else I know we can jokingly compare the competition of beauty pageants and various reality shows to The Hunger Games but the fact that this is seriously being compared to putting kids in an arena and letting them kill each other is just hilarious This is about a beautiful girl who gets so pissed when people comment on her obvious beauty Please don't call me gorgeous First my mom then May now you It's getting on my nerves By the way Aspen was looking at me I could tell I wasn't helping my I'm not pretty case Oh the pains of people thinking you’re gorgeousThis beautiful girl enters The Selection a contest of sorts where the poor competitors volunteer to compete for the heart of a handsome princeYou’ve probably heard that there’s very little world building but I actually wish the author hadn’t bothered with the bit of world building she tried to throw in It draws attention to how bad it is by the vague mention of poverty children being beaten for stealing food social castes that are distinguished by numbers etc Cass slips in a small mention of these and then very uickly moves onto the smoochingAlso America’s family are supposed to be a hair’s breadth away from poverty “We weren’t destitute But I guess we weren’t that far off either Our caste was just three away from the bottom” And yet she has makeup products and “I had a few nicer dresses for when we worked but they were hopelessly behind in the fashion department” Bloody hell is this really supposed to be a dystopia to anyone other than Paris Hilton Oh no I have only a few nice dresses what is this worldBut America’s shallow self centredness extends beyond her obsession with dresses makeup and denying her own beauty She somehow manages to see herself as a voice of righteousness for the people and yet she doesn’t even bother to learn the names of her maids at first She has some notion that I assume we’re supposed to accept as well that she’s a really great person because she lowers herself to hang out with castes below her Isn’t she a sweetie for mingling with the commonersThe characters never develop beyond the most shallow archetypes bitchy mean girls “nice” best friend banal love interest all topped off with a Mary Sue protagonist And Prince Maxon himself is about as sexy as a doorknob with even fewer brain cells How creepy is it that he says “You are all dear to me It is simply a matter of discovering who shall be the dearest” Is that meant to be cute Because it isn’t cute It’s weirdJust one thing I wasn't going to go into details about the world building To be honest I went into The Selection willing to forgive it for not being very good on that front I mean it's obvious that this book wasn't written for people who care deeply about historical political and socioeconomic factors But Cass should have continued being vague she really should have Things just went even further downhill when she tried to paint in a back storyHow did this world come about Well obviously there was a Third World War duh And if you had the most basic understanding of history guess which countries might have invaded yes invaded lol the United States China you say Bingo Oh and maybe the Russians Yup those too I cringe just remembering itAlso why would China invade the US When the United States couldn't repay their massive debt the Chinese invaded Unfortunately for them this didn't get them any money as the United States was beyond bankruptcy Is this for real Why would China be so stupid Did they think they could just march in and seize the money the Americans wouldn't give them And then when they don't get their money they create The American State of China Which then gets invaded by an expansionist Russia This was way worse than if the author had simply offered no explanation for this society It's a completely crazy explanation Maybe Cass assumed her YA audience would be so history dumb that it wouldn't matter if countries did stupid things for stupid reasonsI guess I learned my lesson about trying out those popular books I never readBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Youtube

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Para trinta e cinco raparigas A Seleção é a oportunidade de uma vida É a possibilidade de escaparem de um destino ue lhes está traçado desde o nascimento de se perderem num mundo de vestidos cintilantes e joias de valor inestimável e de viverem num palácio e competirem pelo coração do be. UPDATE 3232016 YOU GUYS I owe Kiera Cass a TREMENDOUS apology Kiera Cass is the mother effing ORACLE OF DELPHI GET THAT WOMAN A JOB IN THE WHITE HOUSE STATBecause you guys She predicted Donald Trump's America Rich businessman War with China Renaming country after own self Creating a caste system based off of how much money one has I didn't believe this was an America that could happen but turns out I was the one who was wrong sobbing uietly into nuclear bunkerORIGINAL REVIEWI almost never write reviews but I had to write one to try to persuade people to read this book Really it has to be read to be believed This is actually the worst book I've ever had the pleasure to encounter in my life and I think it's only fair that everyone else get to enjoy it too It's the best ten bucks and three hours of my life I've ever spent I'm not being sarcastic The entertainment value of this novel is high Especially if you can reenact scenes out loud with your boyfriend which I may or may not have doneAs for all you people who couldn't finish it WEAK Seriously The effery gets and amazing and you missed some inspiring prose I've read through many of the reviews here and people have done a good job of covering the problems Forgive me for treading familiar ground 1 RIDICULOUS NAMES I know Collins did the same thing But while it works in Hunger Games to underscore the absurdity of the society the silliest names come from the Capitol or Career districts here it just makes all of our descendants sound stupid Stop smoking pot kids Your progeny will be born dumb and name THEIR progeny things like America Aspen and Clarkson Please Think of the children Tangent I was describing this book to a friend and I said The heroine is named America Singer She has a really special talent and you can tell from her name My friend Is she really good at freedom2 EXECRABLE WORLDBUILDING Great even good dystopians SHOULD stem from a plausible scenario of the future eg 1984 and MUST make a commentary on society as it is now Hunger Games is once again the good example here it isn't exactly plausible but all that War is Hell stuff is good This book fails miserably on both points Not only is the vision of the future ridiculous and implausible based on the world we know today it demonstrates a complete lack of historical economic political and anthropological understanding Midway through the book we are given a breathtakingly idiotic vision of the future how has no one addressed this yet It's like the best part of the book view spoilerApparently America becomes so indebted to China that China decides to INVADE No really Because if one country is in debt to another and the first country wants its money back that's what you do International Relations 101Only they find out that oops there IS NO MONEY Likethe Chinese are sitting there thinking IF ONLY WE INVADE WE CAN GET OUR MONEY BACK uestion WHY DIDN'T AMERICA USE ITS MASSIVE NUCLEAR ARSENAL TO DEFEND ITSELF Did China defy international conventions and violate the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty it signed in 1992 WITHOUT ANYONE NOTICING Did America somehow lose its stockpile HOW DID THIS HAPPEN If you're not going to keep things vague like Collins you need to address the GIANT GAPING HOLES in your idea SO then America becomes the American State of China HAHAHAH OMFG and they getlabor Yeah The Chinese want American labor Anyway after China invades America the Russians attack Because they are SMRT and expanding on BOTH FRONTS Which two fronts East and up I think she might mean China but it's hard to tell Only like Napoleon and Hitler learned WHEN WILL DICTATORS EVER GET IT RIGHT fighting a war on two fronts is a BAD IDEA Russia and China have at it then a dude named Gregory Illea saves America and forms a new government and country NAMED AFTER HIMSELFYes The nation that didn't even name itself after George Washington decided to name itself after a private citizen who donated his money and knowledge Also in the history of the world how many countries are named after a PERSON Not even the worst dictators in the history of the world have done that ETA Regarding the naming a country after a person I might be wrong Not sure See comments hide spoiler

Kiera Cass ´ 4 Summary

The SelectionAçado pelos ataues violentos dos rebeldes Mas é então ue America conhece o Príncipe Maxon Pouco a pouco começa a uestionar todos os planos ue definiu para si mesma e percebe ue a vida com ue sempre sonhou pode não ter comparação com o futuro ue nunca imaginou 35 candidatas Apenas uma coroa. I read this book for one reason To find out why it's a New York Times Best selling series After drinking several beers and banging my head against the wall after reading The Selection I can kinda see why And to be fair it's probably not the absolute worst book I've read I mean there's still that time I read Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini Still it is by no means something that I'd recommendI know it might seem like I detested The Selection based on my status updates but to be perfectly honest I haven't had this much fun reading a terrible book since Midnight SunReasons Why This Book is Made of LOLZCharacter names If there's one thing that I just don't understand about The Selection it's why creativity couldn't be used on character names Really I'm not asking for much here but America SINGER Character names based on their occupation WHY What's funny is when other characters ask America what she does for a living because THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT COULD POSSIBLY BEHouse of Mary Sues It might not surprise you that this book is about a super special snowflake but did you know that virtually ALL the characters are just as special The competition in The Selection isn't just about which girl can win Maxon's heart Oh no It's about who's the most special of them all And since most of them are so damn selfless they end up tripping over themselves giving each other compliment after compliment No you're the prettiest You'd make such a great ueen I'm nothing but a cardboard cutout excuse for a supporting character giggle I shit you not In fact even Maxon and Aspen are competing too In my hands I hold a royal flush of Mary SuesThe love triangle I almost always dislike love triangles It turns the female character into someone who can only focus on the two boys and becomes a much less interesting person Her entire story revolves around the boys and which one is the most perfect for her In effect she is defined by this love triangle and her story becomes a shipping warI was hoping The Selection wouldn't fall into that trap and was ecstatic that America was leaving Aspen behind when she left to live at the palace But I knew things couldn't be that simple since he eventually shows up at the right fucking moment to add unnecessary romantic tension Because what a coincidence that a poor boy who's a glorified custodian would find his way all the way to the palace and a guard right outside America's door WOW It must be fate or perhaps bad writing Let's go with the latterSo now we have both boys back into America's life What's a 16 year old to do Who are you going to choose AmericaNo I'm not choosing him or you I'm choosing meBullshit America spends majority of the book struggling with who to choose And I would wager that the other books have the very same struggle If there is one thing this book was good at it was its predictabilityAlso did I mention how America has never had a female friend The explanation for this is that she is always working and was homeschooled But someone she made time to have a steady boyfriend Aspen for 2 years She even mentions his sisters but apparently they aren't friends Even I found it super strange that she mentions that Maxon would have been someone she befriended at home had he been a neighbor So I guess America only had time to make male friends back at home It's after she is forced to be around other females that she makes female friendsThe thing about her female friends is that the only thing they ever talk about is Maxon Though he is a supporting character to America he holds the center of this novel making it complete one dimensional lacking any character depth It's a real shame because the premise of The Selection isn't entirely a horrible one But instead Cass sets up a plot that is so staged that I couldn't possibly take it seriously Supporting characters are weaker to make America seem stronger Supporting character make ridiculous suggestions so America can seem smarter Rebels attack the palace for reasons not expanded on because it has nothing to do with the romance But hey those scenes make America look like a leader so why notWhat really kills me is how America tells Maxon that she just needs time to get over her ex boyfriend but he has no idea it's Aspen the very guard he stationed right outside her bedroom at night And she doesn't seem to have any inclination to tell Maxon either Also Maxon doesn't own a set of ballsLike I said earlier I can sort of see the appeal of this book and I've been told it's really popular among younger readers Two hot boys pretty dresses a light and fluffy read There is nothing wrong with these things I occasionally like them in my books as well depending on what kind of mood I'm in But I would have liked the novel to be about than just a girl choosing between each guy We know nothing about her beaus outside of how cute they are to America What are their traits strengths morals How do they individually enhance America's life What do these male characters represent on a larger scale How do they even differ The Selection doesn't even begin to touch on any of those uestions because the story doesn't actually leave you with any to ponder What it does leave you with is a promise of a love triangle from hell and a sinking sense that the remainder of the series could only be one thing a waste of time My paperback came with a sneak peek of book 2 and I was very underwhelmed even than I was with The Selection She starts off book 2 with the difficult choice of Maxon or Aspen I think I will spare myselfSo the uestion is Is this book worth a read In my opinion no Alternately there's The Jewel that has a very similar feel but is an overall stronger novel in every possible way Read that insteadSteph outMore reviews and other fantastical things at Cuddlebuggery