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1. I am v. annoying and don’t know when to stop

2. I have trouble talking to wait staff so my mom used to order for me all the time (and sometimes my brother) but now it’s only like half the time and I think that says a lot about my personality

3. my meyers-briggs type is INFP

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Blue: 9 facts about my family.
Green: 8 facts about my body
Yellow: 7 facts about my childhood
Orange: 6 facts about my home town.
Red: 5 facts about my bestfriend(s).
Pink: 4 facts about my parents.
White: 3 facts about my personality.
Grey: 2 facts about my favourite things
Black: 1 fact about the person I like.

I should have known not to bother when it was described as “The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor” - A The Selection Book Review

I probably would have liked it during my Twilight stage in sixth and seventh grade when I was 11 and 12. 

Just saying this right now: if you’re looking for a light read, it isn’t really fluffy. Look for another romance book (and this IS a romance book and NOT a dystopian book, no matter how they try to market it. In dystopian books either the dystopian world and the conflict comes first and the romance second, or they are on equal grounds. In this one the romance is first and the dystopian is there to give an interesting setting. The main character does nothing about the rebel attacks. This is not action.)

I’m going to have to give it a little bit of credit: I don’t think anyone was expecting this to be world-class literature when they picked it up. My expectations were already low; I head seen some negative reviews (and even remembered Elle Fowler mentioning that it had not been her favorite over a year ago) but I felt as if I was losing something not reading it. (Well, I didn’t technically read it, I listened to an audiobook while playing the Kim Kardashian game, but I could still focus on the book and knew exactly what was going on the entire time. I heard every word). 

As you can probably tell I was not a fan. I’m probably the opposite. I disliked this book so much that I’m actually typing this entire thing out. I’m no expert, I’m not claiming to be, but even I could see these things wrong.

Expository Non Spoiler part- The book is about a teenage girl, who with the persistence of her family and boyfriend, signs up for the Selection. The Selection is a competition in which a girl from each province of Ilea (a future North America???) to go to the castle and compete for the heart of Prince Maxon, and be the princess of Ilea. Our main character is chosen, and sticks with it only for the money, telling herself she could never fall in love with someone in the likes of Prince Maxon. She is a five in society, one of the lower ranks of the caste system, and her family gets money when she is in the competition. 

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