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So... This is my very last post on this blog and I'm going to summarize my thoughts about the novel.

I have enjoyed reading this book, it was beyond my expectations actually. Even if it seemed a bit "childish" on the cover, it turned out to be very good. You could tell the book was for our age when you read it, so many teenager thoughts, especially from a girl's perspective. But even if it was a lot about love, feelings and friendship there was some deeper thoughts in there too. Parts like who you want to be when you grow up and relationships with family.

So the reading wasn't any problem for me, and I really can't say that the writing was so hard either. This whole "blog-project" was fun since we never have done anything like it before, and it was pleasant to not write so formal all the time. It was nice to divide different subjects between us in the group, so we could discuss them aswell.

I would definitely recommend this book to other girls in my age. Of course boys can read it too, but I think that there is more for a girl to relate to. I did anyway!

/Alice

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A week ago it was my turn to open a topic and discuss it with my group. I asked: why is America doubtful on Aspen? Well, we could all agree about that she had promise both herself and Prince Maxon that they just should be friends. But when they started to see each other more often as friends, something more happened. We thought that the way Maxon treated America, that he let her stay even if she said to him that she wasn't going to fall in love with him etc.

We also thought that America's feelings grew because she was herself with Maxon, she didn't try to make him fall in love with her, unlike all the other girls did. Another factor that we all agreed about was the caste system, that America actually thought about which caste she would belong to depending on what man she would marry.

/Alice 😊

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Do you remember my first impression of the book? Well, I'm glad things can turn out the way I didn't even think about. The book seamed SO girly and I didn't expect it to be that good in the end. And now guess what! I've read the whole serie… kind of funny. So I've actually learned to not judge a book before reading it! Anyway I so excited over Kiera Cass's novels! I hope they will make movies out of them! And soon!

Okay, so who would I recommend it to? To girls, but even boys I think. It feels like anyone could read this novel and actually like it. When it comes to an age I would recommend it to young people. So if you're maybe 50 and feel young…read it! Regretting reading this novel isn't possible from my perspective.

I've already read the book…I mean the books 😄 and it was a wonderful journey, not just reading it but even writing about it and post thoughts and so on. I hope you enjoyed reading our posts! Good Bye!

Sparkle✨Sparkle!

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When I started to read the novel I didn't have any high expectations. So off curse it lived up to my expectations.

I thought it was another princess novel like Cinderella but the novel proved me wrong. It turned out to be more like a hunger games combined Cinderella story that I mostly enjoyed to read.

I don't really know who I would recommend it to but it would probably be a girl.

Thanks for reading our blog this past few weeks and we will hopefully see you soon. 😘✨👸 

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The topic of the discussion is about Aspen starting to work at the palace as a guard.

This came as a surprise for all of us, but when he "dispread" in the beginning you kind of knew something like that was going to happen. The question is why did he take the job? Was it to be close to America or was it for the money? We discussed this in the group and came to the conclusion that he did it to be close to America and the money was just a plus. But when he took the job I don't think he expected America liking Maxon.

America is put in a strange position after telling Maxon about everything Aspen did to her and Maxon saying he would hit him if he saw Aspen. When she first saw Aspen she handled it in a good way saying they were from the same town and Maxon didn't suspect anything. The thing she handled worse was when Aspen later came in to her room. But in the end we all think she did the wright thing telling Aspen the situation and that she had feelings for Maxon as well.

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Hello!

The topic we discussed a long time ago but did not post it is about America loving Aspen, or Maxon...or both. Well who does she love? Is Aspen that person that always will be in her heart? Or is Maxon the man who will take Aspens place somehow? Many, many questions… Anyway we have discussed about it and our thoughts are a little different. A part of us thinks that Aspen will be selected by America in the end even though Maxon has a greater future and so on. On the other hand Maxon is more trustworthy and nice…

But we'll wait and see what happens in the end! Sparkle✨Sparkle

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​Hello!

It is the last week and one of my last posts about the novel. Today I'm going to write about the travel tracer.

The travel tracer is something that explains the environment with descriptions about details and smell. To me the author has not really succeeded with that and she lets the reader have a much opened mind about the palace for example. Some people might like this but personally I would like a bit more detail so it would have been more realistic and exiting to read.

All the other girls (Cristina, Emelie and Alice) including me sat down and discussed this a little bit and it was fun to hear about all the others imaginations. One example of how different we see the Prince Maxon, some sees him with dark hair and brown eyes but I fore example see him with blond hair and blue eyes. This is just one of many examples.

When I start to think about what the palace looks like I can't get a whole picture of it in my head but at least some bits of it. And that is a big minus for me because I don't read very often but when I do I want it to be like a movie in my head.

After all I think the authors' descriptions in the beginning are very good but it feels like towards the end she just wants to be finished with the book.


​""Okay. You said you didn´t love him... but you must like him a little to be willing to stay, right?" "I do, he´s more than I ever imagined he was""

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In my final post I am supposed to summarize my experience from reading the novel and writing about it. The final post should also contain my expectations and who I would recommend it to.  

“Don't judge the book by its cover" that's something I always will have in mind when I pick a new book to read. As I've told earlier in my first blog post I thought The Selection by Kiera Cass would appear very girly but now when I've finished the book it wasn't like that at all. I thought it was a perfect mix of love and excitement. If you are a reader that doesn't like endings with a sudden end in the middle of the story, this is not a book for you. If you look past that, I can recommend this book to all the girls out there who like to read about finding love when you least expect it.

My experience of reading The Selection is that many times when you read a book you don't reflect as much over what the author wants to teach us, but with our assignment to write a blog where we have to reflect over the characters and the story, I think underlying thoughts will be highlighted.

I hope you have enjoyed the reading and I hope we will meet again.

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This is the last but one blog post for this time and our group has now finished The Selection by Kiera Cass and I will be the connector. I will connect events of the novel to real-life events or to other novels or films. I hope you have enjoyed our blog posts based on The Selection and hopefully it has encouraged you to read it.  

America is torn between two relations either its America and Aspen or America and Prince Maxon. Whoever she chooses, America will get a happy life but she doesn't want to hurt any of the guys. This relationship you can relate to the one in Bridget Jones Diary where Bridget (the main character) also is torn between two guys, David and Marc. But as we all know both Bridget and America have to make a decision to make them happy and not give false hopes to the guys who won't win their dream girl.

The parties and the dances are a big part of the book where the girls and the royal family have to dress up in beautiful dresses and smoking. I want to connect this parties and dances to the proms of the 18th century, at the proms they also had to dress up. Even though The Selection takes part in a future dystopian world we can connect events and relationships to things that have happened before.

Today's quote:“I told no one what had happened between Maxon and me, not even Marlee or m ymaids."

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 After we had read the first nine chapters I was supposed to open a topic and we discussed what we thought about if the competition is wrong or right when people has no right to choose who they will get married to. Our group thought it was wrong that there should be a competition that decides who Prince Maxon should marry, even though he has a lot of girls to choose between. He should be free to go out and date anyone he wants. We also thought it's maybe hard for Prince Maxon to go out on dates because he is royal and it's every girls dream to marry a prince. But even though you are royal, famous or just an ordinary person you should have the right to choose who you want to spend the rest of your life with.  


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