America is in the final group of contestants battling for riches, the Crown, and for Prince Maxon. After seeing her best friend, Marlee whom is also in the Selection, caned for loving someone other than Maxon (which is illegal in The Selection), America realizes what could face Aspen and her if found out. At the same time, America wonders how she could ever love someone who would knowingly order pain upon an innocent (in her mind) human being! While (trying to) choose between Maxon and Aspen, America juggles the the Selection's activities.
The Rebel attacks become more and more frequent, and increasingly violent.
Then, America makes a terrible mistake, one that could cost her the chance to become Princess, and, later on, Queen.
The Elite is amazing! I literally read this book in one sitting, I could not put it down! I loved how Aspen, even though it pains him, gave advise to America on Maxon. I love what happpens to Maxon's back, even though it horrible, it the perfect, enthralling twist. When America makes that terrible mistake (the one I spoke of above), and every one is screaming at her, or giving her dirty looks, I felt like crawling into a hole, like America felt. I'm trying (and probably failing) to say that I could feelalong with the characters, and really get in thier shoes. I hope that makes sense.
The Elite really earns its 10 of 10 stars! I would give The Elite by Kiera Cass to any and all ages!
The Always Veracious Reader,