July 27, 2014

#Sunday #BookClub #1: The Selection by Kiera Cass #Published @EpicReads @HarperTeen with #Disscussion

Welcome to my first post via my Online Bookclub.  Our first book was The Selection!  We meet every other Saturdays at 8pm est. on Google+ Hangout.  So if you would like to join just click the button above and follow what it says.  For this book we will be meeting on Aug. 2nd at 8pm. 

About the Book


For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.




About the Author

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Kiera Cass

Biography

Kiera Cass graduated from Radford University with a degree in History. She grew up in South Carolina and currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with her family. In her spare time, Kiera enjoys reading, dancing, making videos, and eating unhealthy amounts of cake. You can learn more about Kiera at kieracass.com, follow her on twitter via @kieracass, and see her silly videos at YouTube.com/user/kieracass.


My Review 5 Stars Must Read Series

So this I did a review on a few weeks ago.  And when it was chosen for two of the book clubs that I am a member of I jumped on the chance to read it again.  Although I went nuts and read all 4 books lol.  I LOVE this series so much and really hope that it makes it to the big screen.  Reading and following along on America's journey is just so heartwarming, heart wrenching, and breath taking that I just want to go find the author and hug her. lol.  I really hope that we get a few spin offs of this one as well.  I won't go to far into it because I don't want to spoil it for others.  I do know that there is a new Novella coming out called the Queen.  

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TEEN BOOK CLUB
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The Selection by Kiera Cass
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herselfand realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
If you liked The Selection by Kiera Cass, you might also like:
  •   Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  •   Matched by Ally Condie Discussion Questions:
  1. America states that the Selection was meant to “remind everyone that Illea itself was born out of next to nothing” (pg. 7). What does the tradition of the Selection teach you about Illea’s society? Do you agree with America’s opinion of the Selection?
  2. Even though Aspen loves America, he asks her to enter the Selection. Why do you think he encouraged America to join the competition? What other sacrifices do Aspen and America make for each other?
  3. What role does the caste system play in the story? Do characters treat others differently based on their caste?
  4. Aspen breaks up with America because he doesn’t want her to become a Six, like him. Are his intentions noble? Do you agree with America’s dad that “love can wear away under stress” (pg. 30) of providing for each other?
  5. What is your first impression of Prince Maxon? How does America and Maxon’s relationship change over the course of the Selection?
  6. Which of the Selected girls is your favorite? Why?
  7. During a lesson, Silvia tells the Selected girls “history isn’t something you study. It’s something you should know” (pg. 211). What secrets could the monarch be hiding about Illea’s history? Can you predict what might be revealed in the next books?
  8. What do we learn about the Northern and Southern rebels through their attacks?
  9. Who do you think is better for AmericaMaxon or Aspen? What would you do if you had feelings for two people at the same time?
  10. At the end of the book, America says, “I’m choosing me” (pg. 326). What will this choice mean for her future in the Selection? Do you think America will act differently in the competition now that she’s an Elite? 


Disclaimer: Thanks to Goodreads and Amazon for the book cover, about the book, and author information.

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