How do I explain the amazing story of The Selection? The incredible, emotional, and daring story of 18yr old America Singer, living in a society of castes. America enters into a competition called The Selection, where 35 girls compete to see who will marry Prince Maxon and become the next princess of Illea, most inportantly needing to prove that they are able to handle being the next Queen of Illea. While America first hates Maxon, he works his way as to her best friend, and maybe more... Kiera Cass captures the feelings and actions of all the girls and the Prince, absolutely amazing. Once you pick this book up you just can't put it back down. This easily became my favorite book the day I read it. Its amazing.