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The Elite: The Selection, Book 2

By Julie A. Carlson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.

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age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+


URGH! Yup, I really loved this book. If you saw my review about The Selection, you'll understand that I loved this book and oh my goodness, this 2nd book made me cry so hard. I was so into the book that I read it in day without putting it down. I even read it during all my meal time. Sure, some people rooted for Aspen, but ever since Maxon from the first book, I've rooted for her and Maxon and just when I thought all was going down hill toward that ending of the chapter, it drew me in to read the next book.
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age 15+

This title has:

Educational value
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THE ELITE ups the ante in the romantic department. In the series opener, The Selection, Maxon seems more wooden, but he comes vividly to life in this installment. His love for America is clear, but she's too wishy-washy about her feelings for him. In one breath she hopes to be with Maxon, in the next pines for Aspen, and readers may get tired of it. Maxon gets tired of it and becomes interested in other competitors, even though he desires America.

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