Are you a reader? I love, Love, LOVE to read. When I am engrossed in a good book, I basically tune out to the world. I got lucky enough to have the chance to review a fun book this month called The Selection by Kiera Cass. It is a great clean read book for teens, and all the moms will love it, too! The Selection is a Young Adult “dystopian” romance which is an imaginary world that is considered anti-utopia.
I have to tell you that I got completely lost in this book. I am a total sucker for Young Adult literature. I spend a lot of time reading non-fiction these days, so when I get to read a fun, light read, I get really into it.
The Selection series is a story of a 35 girls who get chosen to compete to be the bride of prince Maxon, the heir of the kingdom. They come from all walks of life and are excited to have the chance to live in the palace during the competition. The country is divided into a caste system where the people
American Singer, the main character is probably the only eligible girl who did not want to be chosen for this opportunity. She has a secret love, Aspen, who she does not want to lose. As America gets to know Maxon and builds a friendship with him, things begin to change.
The book is fun and light-hearted. Unlike many of the other dystopian fiction, it is not intense and terribly violent. Also, the romance is kept very clean. I would definitely recommend for any teen girls and their moms. As soon as I finished it, I was at my library getting the next two in the series (The Elite & The One) right away! I finished all three of the books in the series in a matter of days. I was thrilled to learn that a fourth one is coming out soon, called The Heir! It is launching May 5th.
What is your favorite clean read book for teens?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.