Book ReviewThe Selection

Reviewer's Rating: 
This book was so good I'm going to throw a brick through the bookstore window so I can have my own hardcover copy RIGHT NOW!
Harper Teen, 2012

This book made me feel like a little girl/teenager again. Growing up, I LOVED princess stories. In fact, I wrote a princess story in grade two that made it into our school's year book. Princesses and happy endings were my bread and butter and The Selection was an entire loaf and stick of butter for me. It reminded me of why I loved those types of stories to begin with - struggling girl with a heart of gold who loves her family puts herself forth for the prince to marry to help their situation. She goes into it with preconceived notions and prejudices that get her in hot water and then slowly fizzle away until she realizes she is falling in love with the prince. What is NOT to love about that premise, people! Sigh, I couldn't...